David Sime memorial walk
Jenny Toomer, a friend of the charity for many years, kindly hosted the ninth annual David Sime memorial walk at Venthams Farm near Petersfield on Sunday 5th May. Over 130 people and their four-legged friends rambled, strode or marched around one of the four different routes which catered for every level of fitness. All the paths gave the opportunity to see far-reaching views, bluebells and local wildlife.
Walkers were fuelled by coffee, tea and cakes and could stop en route at the Richard Hollington memorial bench. The walks ended with a barbeque in Jenny’s wonderful garden. It was good to see old friends from previous years returning to support the charity again, as well as meeting people who were attending the event for the first time.
Thanks also to the loyal band of volunteers and all the staff who helped make the event such a success. Over the years, the walk has raised thousands of pounds towards the training of assistance dogs for injured and disabled service men and women.
Our wonderful day at the memorial walk...
Three generations set off together to enjoy the long walk
Great walk in beautiful countryside
Photo kindly shared by Monika who said ‘I enjoyed every minute’
Thank you to Debbie Flannagan who sent this beautiful photo of Bertie enjoying the bluebells
One lump or two?
Refreshments were provided by our loyal band of volunteers
On sweeping duty
Trustee Julian and his wife Marjorie follow the last walkers of the day to check everyone returns to base safely
Spot the dog
101 dogs enjoyed the walk, including Ernie the Dalmatian pictured here with staff members Lauren (owner), Alison and volunteer Mike
Not just bluebells
Walkers were treated to a variety of of wonderful floral displays
Keeping you on the right track
Walkers receiving a map at the check-in point which was manned by staff member Liz and her partner Trevor
Walkers were treated to beautiful Bluebell displays
Thank you to Jenny Masters for the photograph