Thank you from Jane Woolley.
You may know that I did a sponsored walk on 15 September to raise money for Citizens Advice on the occasion of its 80th birthday. Citizens Advice set me a target of 10 miles; I set myself a target of £1,000. But how wrong I was!
It was a glorious day: perfect weather, magnificent scenery, good walking conditions and excellent company. We set off from the Citizens Advice office in Haslemere and walked across National Trust land along the Serpent Trail and then up Blackdown, reaching the top at the Temple of the Winds where crystal clear views stretched across the Weald and the South Downs to the sea. I’ve never seen anything better. Then it was onwards (and downwards!) through the Blackdown estate vineyards to Fernhurst where the Red Lion welcomed us for lunch; after which we meandered gently along the bottom of Blackdown to return to Haslemere. It certainly didn’t feel like 10 miles but it truly was!
That was the good part. But the best part is that, thanks to the incredible support I received from so many villagers, I raised over 50 per cent more than my target. Over £1,600 has reached Citizens Advice Waverley via your on-line donations, cheques and cash, nearly all of which were gift aided. I am overwhelmed by your generosity: thank you all so much.