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All for Anne Charity Events -Thank You

Pippa and Janice would like to thank all those who supported All for Anne charity events in aid of Breakthrough Breast cancer last year.

We have been waiting for final donations from around the world, hence the delay in putting out this message of thanks.
As many of you may know, a dear friend of ours Anne, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her wish was that we should raise as much money as possible for cancer research charities. So Pippa and Janice (with help from many others) arranged a series of events in order to try and raise as much money as possible.

We started with the duck race held in May 2014, which was a fantastic success. This was followed up by a raffle, various stalls and a musical afternoon at the plough. This was a very well attended event, topped off by a barnstorming set by our local punk covers band “The Detonators”. Thanks to Kaz and Beanie for the use of the pub carpark and Daren, Roly, Rob- in, Tom DeVries , McGoo and many others for their free time, and typical Greetham good humour and support.

The next event was an afternoon tea party held in Debbie Easson’s garden. The sun shone and we all enjoyed wonderful homemade cakes (thanks to the Greetham Bake-off) with tea and coffee. Surprisingly (for Greetham) this was an alcohol free event (save for Jeremy, Don and Steve, sneaking beer into coffee cups). Thanks to Debbie and Roly for allowing the use of their garden and the immense effort to set this up.

The final push for funds was the Greetham ladies (and some men) walk in Norfolk. Our friend Anne was a keen walker and this idea came from a conversation between Pippa and her. The plan was to walk from Snettisham to Hunstanton and back, a route of around 10 miles (or so). The brave Greetham walkers would camp in Snettisham , make the walk on the Sat- urday and party on afterwards by way of celebration. The date was set for Saturday 13th Sep- tember. Sponsorship was duly sought and donations flooded in. The day of the walk was bright and clear after a freezing cold night, (especially for those of us in tents). Others joined us in the morning.

Just as we were about to set off, we received the sad news that Anne had passed away on the Friday night. This was an enormous blow to us, but stiffened our resolved to make the day even more meaningful.
With a full compliment of supporters (with drinks, plasters and emergency transport ready) the team set off.

Everyone managed the walk and despite the earlier bad news, the day was a resounding success.
Thanks to the walkers for all your efforts and good companionship during the weekend. This can only happen in Greetham.

Our walkers were led by our intrepid Sherpa Mark Osborn, waving his walking stick at every opportunity. The walkers were Ellie Barker, Debbie Eason, Pippa Craddock, Barbara Clark, Karen Mellor, Helen McGarigle, Sue Bromwell, Ros Marshall, Jane and Howard Denyer, Janice Walters, SJ Dryland, Georgia Dryland, James Easson, and Toby Craddock. These were ably supported by Barrie, Roly, Jeremy, Daren, Brian, Colin, Mary , Tom, Katie, Jessica and Steve

Thank you so much for all of your efforts it was truly and exceptional performance.