Banging on our Boots for Boston Chemo!
At the end of June, following months of training the Boston Girls put their best feet forward and walked over 32 miles from Lincoln to Boston, in one day, to raise funds for their local Chemotherapy Suite at Boston Pilgrim Hospital.
The Chemotherapy Suite was chosen by 2012/2013 Chairman Liz Balderston as her charity for the year following the loss of her husband Mark to cancer.
The training session's were many and varied, the girls walked in all weather conditions (except snow), had various escapades including an entanglement with a "foul mouthed" cyclist, a wayward Dalmatian with a rabbit in its mouth, turned their hands to cattle ranching when an escaped calf needed to be reunited with the rest of the herd to name but a few. On the big day 7 circlers met bright and early in Lincoln for the start of what proved to be a very very long, in parts, wet and hot day.
(L-R, Lou Balgarnie, Janet Gent, Jo Benton, Miranda Johnson, Jude Doig, Liz Balderston and Vicky Moore)
Support was provided by Boston Circlers Fiona Savage and Michelle Chapman and after 11 1/2 hours, gallons of water, several Daim Bars (do you know they only have 155 calories) hundred's of Pee Stops (women and water need I say more) and blisters on blisters the girls finally arrived at their destination to what else, a glass of Champers! We have so far raised over £3000 for Liz’s chosen charity, with further events planned for the remainder of the year.
Never has a glass of Champagne been more welcomed and deserved, well done girls (and Kenny).
Well someone had to make sure we went in the right direction.