Ambling Angelas grateful for all your support

DURING the last two weeks in August we, the Ambling Angelas, set off to walk in and to 12 places throughout north Northumberland in order to promote the profile of HospiceCare North Northumberland and raise a little money along the way.

We were delighted to manage an average of 8.75 miles per day over 12 days, completing a total of 105 miles and what a terrific time we had too.

We were completely overawed by the kindness of the people we met and the welcomes we received wherever we went.

We had promises of prizes for raffles, we had great support from the local press, especially the Gazette, who publicised our ambling throughout, passers-by (even in remote locations) donated generously and we were completely stunned by the number of drivers who stopped their cars to give us donations.

Our individual sponsors, too many to mention by name, have been so generous and we thank them all for that.

The committees of both Glendale and Glanton shows were invaluable in allowing us time in their rings to mark the start and the end of our walk and Blackshaws very generously gave us the use of their hospitality unit at Glendale where we received a great reception.

As patients of the Hospice we are both indebted to Debbie, Sue and Maxine, who never doubted us, and all the rest of the staff and volunteers at HospiceCare for their wonderful support.

Without our ever-tolerant and supportive families, we wouldn’t have been able to complete the walk and our friends and fellow patients at HospiceCare continue to be an inspiration.

We are actively planning to complete different challenges to keep our momentum as the Ambling Angelas going, so please look out for us in the future.

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Our total so far is in excess of £3,000.

Angela Matthewson,

Angela Judy Carr

MAY we give a sincere vote of thanks to all the kind people of Wooler and district who supported our coffee morning in the Glendale Hall, Wooler on Saturday, September 3.

The magnificent sum of £721 was raised which will be shared between Breast Cancer and the RVI in Newcastle and MS in Morpeth.

Jennifer and Doreen,