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Phoenix House Winter Wanderers

£7,960.41 raised

Hi there... we are doing a 10 mile walk from Phoenix House Recovery Centre on Sunday 9th December. It will be a fantastic opportunity to have a wonderful walk around the Richmond area taking in the pleasant scenery of Round Howe, the beautiful River Swale, which will be in full flow, the monastic ruins of Easby Abbey and, of course, the fantastic Phoenix House Recovery Centre itself - where there will be hot drinks and mince pies a plenty to greet us on our return. If you think that 10 miles may be a little too much then there are plenty of options and so hopefully we can cater for everyone.

Please join us in helping to raise money for this wonderful cause. If you are unable to actually join us on the walk then feel free to show your support by making a donation.

Many thanks in advance for your support


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Icon great 20gable Mark Airey
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Icon 20181014 175141 Susan Allison £1,062.25
Icon logo whfc badge2 Melanie Allum £564.94
Icon logo whfc badge2 Debi Taylor £443.28
Icon profilepic Sara Metcalfe £439.61
Icon 20181106 095930 Alison Wallace £399.18

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£102.70 from Star Cars Taxis - Catterick

Well done to you all!
From all the team at
Star Cars Taxis - Catterick Garrison


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£5.32 from Jess Wilson

Gift Aid +£1.33

Well done Stephen and Gaynor Irvine! Happy Christmas!

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Hi Everyone

Well, what can I say apart from WOW!!! Thank you to each and everyone of you for making last Sunday a truly amazing day. Great weather, great company, great countryside, great cake and an absolutely phenomenal effort on the fundraising - what more could you want :-)

It was great to hear that it was a much needed reminder to some of you about what a beautiful part of the world we are lucky enough to live in - I hope it will inspire you to keep on walking... you may need it for next years adventure :-)

As a reminder of the day, and many many thanks to Nash Photography, there are some great photographs on the Walking Home for Christmas Facebook page. However Ken and Maren have kindly offered to grant access to the Dropbox page so that you can see the whole collection. If you would like that access then please email Ken at [email protected]

All that remains is to say many thanks again to you all and I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

We look forward to seeing you again next year :-)



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£45.00 from Debbie and Simon Calgie

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Thanks Mark, Roger etc for organising such a lovely walk and especially arranging beautiful weather in which to do it.

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£20.70 from Joyce Ashbridge

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£10.45 from Anonymous

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£15.00 from Gordon

Well done everyone. Looking forward to a great mornings walk and get together.

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£25.00 from robert duncan

Gift Aid +£6.25

All the very best, such a great cause

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Hi Everyone

Please allow me to start by saying "WOW" - what an amazing job you are all doing, thank you all so much, words cannot describe how grateful we are for your efforts and we look forward to meeting you all on Sunday.

So, to that end here are the details and some pointers to make the day as enjoyable as possible for everyone.

You are welcome to turn up at Phoenix House Recovery Centre (DL9 3AW) from 1000hrs on Sunday morning - if you haven't been before then there will be chance to have quick look round and grab a brew. If you are driving then there is parking available at the centre but you will need PHOTOGRAPHIC ID to enter

Please note that dogs, although more than welcome on the walk, are not allowed in the centre (and the same goes for muddy boots) :-)

There will be a course route and safety brief at 1030hrs and although not compulsory it is advisable to attend

The walk will start at 1100hrs and I have booked nice weather - slightly cloudy with a moderate breeze!! I have recce'd the course quite a few times and at a nice stroll it has taken me about (the long course) 3.5 hrs and so please plan accordingly for food (packed lunch) and drink. Although there will be a refreshments stop at Round Howe car park with warm drinks, water, cordial and biccies (approx 5 mile point).

If you are doing the 3 or 5 mile options can you please let me know via email - [email protected] - so that we can plan transport to return you to the centre.

At the moment there are 75 people registered, which is amazing, but if you are planning on bringing people with you can you please let me know via email - [email protected] - so that we know how many people to cater for with drinks and more importantly .... cake. and on that subject we would definitely not mind if you wanted to bake/buy a cake and bring it to share :-)

Please ensure that you have appropriate equipment for the walk - correct and appropriate footwear/socks, waterproof clothing (just in case), food and drink. We will be providing a detailed route card and map and the route will be well marked, but if you want to bring your compass for a walk then please do. I would also advise bringing a head torch if you have one (just in case).

If you would like a copy of the route card or a GPX file of the route then please email me at [email protected]

On return to the centre there will be cake :-) and hot drinks and a chance to have a guided tour of the centre should you so wish. Please remember that dogs are not allowed in the centre and muddy boots must be taken off at the door (we do have lovely underfloor heating.

All that remains now is for me to thank you once again, it really has surpassed any expectations - you are all amazing

We will see you on Sunday but in the meantime if you have any questions then please feel free to email me.



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£20.00 from Emma and Ian McClellan

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Hi Emma and Ian Many thanks for your donation - this will go towards ensuring that every hero, serving or veteran, will get the support that they deserve to aid them and their families in their recovery journey... many thanks again :-)

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