|All smiles before we set off - that's me kneeling with Holly on the right behind the lady in the pink coat!|
Those who know me personally, will know that I suffered a playground accident about 6 weeks ago. Unfortunately I got in the way of a 'rough' playground game and ended up at Accident and Emergency with an injured back, for which I am still taking medication.
As mentioned in an earlier post I had planned to take part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for a local charity which rescues unwanted dogs from being 'put to sleep'. This is a wonderful charity which relies on public support, where volunteers give tirelessly of their time to help these neglected and often badly abused animals. It is also here where I found my precious border collies - failed farm dogs - and am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to adopt them.
The rescue had organised a woodland walk, we had gathered sponsors etc, but I was unsure if my back would be up to the challenge! I am glad to report that I actually managed the whole thing, which in reality was not that big a deal, but I was soooo happy, you'd think I'd run a marathon! So, a personal thanks to friends, family and most of all my wonderful colleagues at school for supporting me. The little group of walkers and their pets managed to raise approx. £2,500 between them, all of which will go towards the upkeep and running of this wonderful rescue. I thought I'd include a couple of photos.....
|Just a small part of the group before we set off.|
|Holly who will be 17 soon!|
|Blue who has just turned two - no guesses how I came by his name!|
|Sunbathing beauties in our back garden last summer.|
|Long tongue - hehe!|
Hope you enjoy the photos!