Anne was once a midwife in Lowestoft and as such has touched the lives of many people. She enjoys a challenge and amongst many other events has run the London Marathon and completed two Coast to Coast walks (West coast to East)
In 2013 Anne was looking for another challenge and, with her friend Janet (who has walked part of the route before), decided upon the 500 mile Pilgrimage walk, El Camino de Santiago.
El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Apostle St. James the Great situated in the Cathedral of Santiago De Compostela, Galicia, in north-west Spain. The way of St. James was once one of the most important medieval Pilgrimages. Today it is one of Europe’s most popular walks and is well supported with places to stay and eat along the route.
Anne hoped to complete the walk in 32 days, covering some 15 miles every day, at 73 years young. On completion Anne feels that 15 miles a day pushed her to her absolute limit, with her knees still suffering to this day. Despite this she would recommend the challenge to anyone, the comradery she experienced along the way is greatly missed. Anne’s husband maintains she returned 2 inches shorter!
Anne has chosen to support East Coast Hospice with her sponsorship money, she feels very strongly that the area of Waveney and Great Yarmouth is lacking in hospice care, and fully supports the work that ECH is doing to raise money to build a 10 bed specialist palliative care facility for the local community.
In total so far (including Gift Aid) Anne has raised a staggering £3768.00 for the charity.
East Coast Hospice’s Community Fundraiser, Jeff Wood says “We are thrilled with the amount she has raised and the generosity of the public for this walk especially with an incredible donation of £500 from a Southwold Lady, Thank you! I am glad that she enjoyed her adventure and I hope her knees recover swiftly” If you are able to sponsor her post-walk please contact our ECH office in Sussex Road, Gorleston, NR31 6PF (01493 718707).