Ed Spooner

Ed Walks 2024 for WAY Widowed and Young

Fundraising for WAY - Widowed And Young
£516
raised of £500 target
by 34 supporters
London Winter Walk / Lake District Lap / Ultra North
In memory of Heather Spooner
WAY - Widowed And Young

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RCN 1164988
We provide a peer-to-peer support network to help anyone widowed aged 50 or under

Story

Hi,

Thanks for visiting my JustGiving page.

After a bit of a break last year I'm back in my trainers walking silly distances again. This year I've signed up for three, a short 26 mile walk along the River Thames in January, a slightly more scary 75km walk across the Lake District in May that has to be completed in under 24 hours and then a 55km walk around Newcastle in July. You can find out more about these walks here...

Winter Walk - https://www.ultrachallenge.com/london-winter-walk/

The Lap - https://www.thelap.co.uk/

Ultra North - https://www.ultranorth.co.uk

This year I've decided to fundraise for not one but three charities that are important to me - Bowel Cancer UK, The Willow Foundation and WAY Widowed and Young. I know times are tough and each of us has less spare change in our pockets but if you do feel like sponsoring me it'll make each walk that bit easier (especially when I'm no doubt up the top of the hill in the pitch black considering my life choices!!)

This page is for donating to WAY Widowed and Young but here's a little bit about each charity...

Willow is a wonderful charity that helps people, aged 18-40 and faced with a terminal diagnosis, a day or weekend away. For Heather they arranged a weekend in London with afternoon tea, a theatre trip and overnight stay in a hotel. If anything lifted her out of the horribleness that is chemo and facing her fate it was that weekend, I owe them so much.

https://www.willowfoundation.org.uk/our-story/

Bowel Cancer UK is another fabulous charity that funds targeted research, provides expert information and support to patients and their families, educates the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. As Heather died unexpectedly young from Bowel Cancer you can understand why I want to help them stop it from happening to others.

https://www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/about-us/

WAY Widowed and Young is a charity that provides peer to peer support for those widowed aged 50 or under, instantly providing a community of people who just "get it". This charity has literally helped me and many others survive grief when at our lowest.

https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/about-us/about-way/what-is-way

To donate to the other charities follow this link - https://linktr.ee/edwalks

About the charity

WAY - Widowed And Young

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1164988
WAY offers a peer-to-peer support to anyone whose partner died when they were aged 50 or under, married or not, with or without children, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender, race and religion.

Donation summary

Total raised
£516.00
+ £111.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£516.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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