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

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

Katie.Dix / 02 Dec 2021

Congratulations to our member, Alison Smith who has successfully completed her walking challenge, in support of  Young Women's Trust. 

We have been following 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;

Just before 8am on Saturday 16th October, I completed the 874 miles of my march (meander) from Land's End to John O’Groats, more than five weeks ahead of schedule. There was nothing remarkable about the finish line, just like any other time arriving home after an early morning walk, but I felt a real sense of achievement that I’d achieved what I’d set out to do 11 months earlier. If you haven't done so already, now's the time to follow the link to Just Giving Page and donate to support Young Women's Trust.

Reaching the finish line caused me to think back on the previous 11 months.  Back in November 2020, life was uncertain but I was excited that I'd just accepted a new role to start in January. The December lockdown and subsequent closure of schools meant that hosting one of my daughter's school friends for three weeks over Christmas turned into three months. Amazingly, our broadband held out under the pressure of four simultaneous Zoom calls. On top of the new job, the past year has brought a house move and COVID-related family bereavement so pretty high on the stressometer. Throughout, walking has kept me healthy, both physically and mentally. I've really appreciated the passing of each season and benefitted from getting out in nature. I highly recommend it.  

Thank you for following my journey - please donate

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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