At an autumnal barbecue, last weekend, the participants in The Shakespeare Stroll gathered bearing gifts of cheese cake and coleslaw, to draw the threads of the event together and thank those who donated and participated.
Back in September our group came together to walk 20 miles along the footpaths and byways of south Warwickshire, raising funds for the Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford upon Avon who undertake such excellent work for those in our community who suffer from life-limiting illness.
The twenty mile walk was divided in two. The first commenced at St Nicholas’ Church, Alcester then climbed the escarpment to Weethley; thence across the fields to Wood Bevington and slowly descended through Dunnington and Wixford back to Alcester.
The second began at the same point but set off roughly to the East past the Trig Point and The Alne Hills then descending to Little Alne and Aston Cantlow for lunch. After which, the walk crossed field and woodland to Walcote. Then climbing past the church to Haselor and across the fields to Oversley Wood and finally to Alcester via Oversley Green.
Back at the barbecue we dodged the showers and managed to produce and excellent lunch while we totted up the score. After much consideration it was announced that we had raised some £1377.00. A brilliant performance.
So, we would like to thank everyone who contributed both either by donation or by giving up a weekend to walk the twenty mile route. We are extremely grateful to you – and rest assured you have helped the hospice to continue their support of those in our community who are most in need. Thank you all.