Friday, 8 February 2002
It was my pleasure to hand over £1454.80 to Denise Robertson, the Patron of St Benedict's Hospice. Today was the switching on ceremony of the lights of remembrance and what better a time to present this year's cheque.
The final total will hopefully be nearer £1700 as some of you have yet to send me your sponsor money. But don't worry, you've still got time.
Anne Oliver, the fund raising co-ordinator was on hand to accept the cheques and also some boxes of chocolates that were donated. I think these are to be used as part of the Christmas raffle.
And so another year of events almost comes to a close with just £300 left to hand over. I must admit I'm really puzzled as to what event I can do next year. Running the width of Ireland is a possibility. Perhaps doing a long endurance run when we go on holiday next year to Australia and New Zealand is also a possibility. 50 miles in the outback sounds appealing.
I'll recharge my batteries over Christmas and mull it over. Suggestions welcome.