2016 #challenge @looby224 walk 2016 km #fundraising £2016 In aid of @stjohnambulance #defib #charity

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through there training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. There volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.

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Louise Tomlinson who has a huge heart of gold, has decided to set herself challenge for 2016 to walk 2016 kilometers and raise (hopefully) in excess of £2016. Louise will do this by extending her day to day routine a little but I won’t be doing anything excessive.  She will also monitor and record each kilometer walked and keep everyone up to date regularly. That’s the equivalent of walking “as the crow flies” from Land’s End to John o’Groats. TWICE!

louise charity event  jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjLouise said:

I have had a rocky twelve months so as I approach my ‘One Year’ – a new year said it’s time for a new challenge……. isn’t that what we tell ourselves every new year?

Six weeks in and I have to say that I am really enjoying this challenge. Hopefully this will continue. There have been a couple of adjustments made to my daily routine. For example, I get off the bus 4 stops earlier and walk the rest home. As you can imagine, after completing a days work, this is sometime quite a challenge in itself. There are times that I am walking that slowly, I could grind to a halt but NO!, Onwards I go…

Ann (my SJA colleague, attempting this challenge too) and I also have a daily routine of walking around the city for anywhere between 30 to 50 mins, Monday to Friday. It has surprised us both how easily the miles add up, just walking the street. But we also have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the beautiful buildings or just gather our thoughts of the days events and regain our work focus.

So far, I have walked over 300 kilometres……… When I compare this to what I have left to too, it remains a little daunting. But when I consider this time last year……………

One step at a time, I will complete this challenge!!

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