On Sunday 13th May 2018, Vanda Messer exchanged her hymn book for walking boots to take part in a charity walk. Vanda tells us how the day went and about the charity she wanted to support.
Sunday 13th May
Good walking weather greeted us as our Inner Wheel group of three ladies met and registered at Shalford Park at the Rotary Club of Guildford's organised 10km walk.
The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons, gave a short address as he launched all walkers on their charitable journeys.
We crossed the River Wey walking along the towpath and then turning right uphill towards the Pill Box and through the woods, meandering til we found ourselves underneath the Shalford to Peasmarsh road.
Here our path became the Route 22 cycleway... taking us to our refreshment stop at the disused Bramley railway station.
On towards to Wonersh and then sharp left into the fields to cross the main road taking a path behind The Tangleys.
We had a pit stop at Chilworth before crossing the railway line to walk uphill and across to the Chantries and returning to Shalford Park.
The walk felt a good deal further than the advertised 10km!!
I would like to thank everyone who kindly sponsored and supported my efforts as part of the Team Trio.
Oakleaf is a worthy recipient of your generosity. Not only does Oakleaf offer counselling and mindful activities (art, yoga etc.) but also offers vocational training in Upholstery, IT and Horticulture to give confidence and skills to those with mental illness.