I chose the 50km walk of the Basingstoke Canal for a few reasons. For starters the canal just happens to be a nice round distance, but also it’s a lovely walk with great scenery, it’s far enough that it’s a big challenge, but short enough that I just about managed to fit it in to one day.
I chose Shrapnel because everyone that works for the charity is passionate about helping injured veterans and it’s just such a worthwhile cause. At the end of my walk my legs ached, my feet hurt, I was tired. I knew that in a few days I’d be back to normal, but for some of these people, their lives have been changed permanently and it’s good to able to do something to help.
Shrapnel's founder, Sharon Wigley, raises £1800 for her 60th birthday. "Nobody warned me it would be so cold! Many thanks to Clive at Wavelength, Farnborough for giving me the haircut of a lifetime and helping me to raise £1800. If I had the hair, I'd do it all over again!"
The Shrapnel Christmas Sale 2016 was a huge success, raising a whopping £2300. We had an extensive range of goodies and some particularly special ones donated by Carolyne Duffley, Eirwen Godfrey, Full Mellow and Shoeless Joe.
We would like to thank everyone who donated goods and everyone who came along to support us.
The New Year started with a real bang - we were presented with a cheque for £650 from Hook Towns women Guild and a cheque for just over £1200 from Basingstoke Conservative Club. We are extremely grateful to both organisations for the tremendous support they have shown.