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Update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Update from E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats

Katie.Dix / 11 Jan 2021

On the 7th December we wrote a Blog about E2W member Alison Smith who is (virtually) walking from Land's End to John O'Groats. Now we want to share with you an update from Alison;

I’m beginning to realise that this challenge is all about small wins each day.  Some days, I haven’t felt like going out either because of the inclement weather or I’ve been busy with other things.  It’s on these days that I’ve found I’ve benefitted most from pushing myself to get out of the house for even 30 minutes to walk and think.  There have even been times over the Christmas holidays where I’ve even managed to convince my teenage daughter to get out of her pyjamas and get out into the bracing air – a very big win!  One particular day between Christmas and New Year was extra special as we found a route that we hadn’t walked before, through beautiful countryside – a field of alpacas, a pond of geese and lots of mud brought much delight.

After reaching 50 miles on 7 December, I set myself a target of getting to the 100 mile mark by the end of 2020.  I knew it would be quite difficult to spend hours walking once schools finished and my attentions turned to Christmas preparations but I’m pleased to say I reached this on 30 December and I’m now at almost 125 miles.  Still a long way to go but at least I’m off the A30! 

Your support is very much appreciated.

I’ll post monthly progress updates. Would you like to join me or sign up for your own challenge...as a community we can help raise the much needed money to keep the Trust doing all they can to support the young women who rely on it's funds so greatly. 

How to support E2W member, Alison:

Please follow the link to our Just Giving Page where you can show your support for Alison, and help Young Women's Trust continue to help young women, especially during this time. 

Whilst we dedicate ourselves to helping and supporting women, mostly at the top of the social and economic ladder, we are aware that there are women in our society without the advantages and privilege enjoyed by many.   

In April 2019 we were introduced to the Young Women’s Trust and were amazed at the work they do to help Young Women who are struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them. The Young Women’s Trust offers these women support similar to that we offer you, our members. The Young Women's Trust offers free coaching and personalised advice on job applications, conducts research, runs campaigns and works with young women to build confidence and advocate for fair financial futures.

You can also show your support by signing up to take part in the Royal Park's Half, on behalf of Young Women's Trust, together with E2W. Read more here

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