James Denny, one of our generous supporters is planning a Canal Walk for 2017 in aid primarily of Families of Ocean Ward but Heartline always gets a mention and supports James’ fundraising activities. At the Heartline 2015 Christmas party James kindly supplied the live music for the children’s games, dressed up in Morris Dancers’ kit.
I’ve decided to do a Morris Dance from Bath to Croydon, along the Kennet & Avon Canal (via the Berks & Hants line, for those of you know the GW area), River Thames and River Wandle, finishing up in Waddon Ponds, the last place I visited with my late mother, so I’ll have somewhere special to aim for.
This will consist of 9 days’ Morris dancing, covering 152+ miles at an average of just over 5 and a half hours’ dancing per day. Along the way I hope to be joined by my own three regular sides and many others along the route with whom I have performed in the past. And as if this challenge isn’t enough, I also hope to play music whilst dancing for a short period each day (though I make no promises!!!).
The charity I’m raising money for is Families of Ocean Ward (www.oceanward.co.uk), an extremely worthy charity who look after families of children with heart conditions.
Please can I ask you to pass this far and wide – the more support I get, the more likely I will be to make the finish!!! And of course anyone who wants to join me, be it for the full trek, a day or an hour, will be more than welcome. I’ll also need plenty of help with things like logistics, such as driving, playing music, carrying kit etc and would be very grateful to anyone who felt able to offer their assistance.””