26 and 1 day

4 Jan

I couldn’t find the words to write yesterday on Rosie’s 26th birthday. I woke up fine but then as the day went on, it was all a bit up and down. We’ve not gone away this year, for various reasons, so Chris and I decided to go and be a bit touristy and went to an art gallery/museum. Rosie liked a good gallery. Poor Sylv is ill, but had to work. Cal was off doing something or other – it turned out he’d ripped his only pair of non-jeans trousers so had to go and buy a new pair.

She’d have been 26 years old. So strange to have a child that old, because 26 is proper grown up and adulty. I wonder how she’d have celebrated.  Here she is, anyway :). Happy birthday, our beautiful girl.

In honour of Rosie’s birthday, TKOE is going to be making some donations again. We’re just waiting for a couple of Christmas donations to come through and then we’ll let you know who and what. It’s fabulous that people are still raising money through TKOE. We can’t thank you enough. It all goes to organisations that help friends and family of people who have cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

We’ve been wondering about keeping TKOE going or not – it’s a difficult decision to make. It won’t be finishing this year though because in the birthday gloom, a fundraising and getting fit plan has come together. Which makes sense, because on Feb 1st it will be 10 years since Rosie was diagnosed.

So, what’s the plan – there’s a brilliant scheme called Walk 1000 miles. You can have a look here https://walk1000miles.co.uk

What we’re going to do, is join this and for every mile we walk, we’re going to put some money in a pot. Say 20p a mile but it could be less, it could be more. For TKOE. That would be £200 by the end of the year. And if the walk is particularly easy or hard, we might alter the amount we put in the pot.  How fab is that??? And if you do it every day, it’s only 2.74 miles a day. Which is EASY.

And you can use any sort of pot and pay any sort of mileage. Here’s two pots which started today

So, who’s in? If you are, let us know as it would be brilliant to know who is doing it and raising money for TKOE. And if you’d like a TKOE t shirt, let us know and we’ll send you one :). For free. To say thank you.

And that, is all …. for now. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Jo xx

 

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4 Responses to “26 and 1 day”

  1. pilatesdiaryblog January 4, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    I’m in! Such a lovely idea and a good motivation to keep moving!

  2. Coz Al January 4, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

    I’m in! Coz Al

  3. celia butler January 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    Anniversaries don’t get any easier do they? But as always, you’ve found something positive to take forward from this one. There’s inevitably a point at which it feels the right time to wind down TKOE, but would it be an idea to set a fundraising target for this year in case it is the last one? And people could then pledge amounts towards it. My Achilles tendinopathy means I can’t commit to the 1000 miles challenge, but I will happily contribute otherwise.
    Love to you all. x

  4. Kath January 10, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

    Oh, we can do this! We’d thought about doing the CW 1000 mile challenge but realised we had no chance of walking that far in a year, so it’ll be nearer 500 or 300 or… Tbh, anything more than we walk already will be a triumph.

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