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Women walking miles for cancer charities
Published 02/06/14



THREE friends took part in a 20-mile walk around Blenheim Palace for charity.

Amanda Gosby and Elaine Howe, from Henley, and Pippa Easton, from Caversham, donned pink T-shirts and trainers for the 10th annual Ribbonwalk at the Woodstock estate and raised £500 for Breast Cancer Care.

The trio, called Team Cheese and Beetroot, decided to take part as they all have friends who have suffered from breast cancer.

About 1,000 other fundraisers took part in the seven-hour walk.

Miss Gosby, 39, who works at Higgs Group, which publishes the Henley Standard, said: “There were lots of people there and some did it in fancy dress but because it was 20 miles we took it seriously. It was quite tough going. When we reached the halfway point we were all feeling it.


“With four miles to go Pippa got shin splints but she was determined to walk to the end. She made it and luckily I didn’t have to carry her! I really enjoyed the walk and I’d definitely do it again, just not any time soon!”

The event was one of five Ribbonwalks taking place around the country for Breast Cancer Care, raising more than £150,000.

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/cheeseandbeetroot

Meanwhile, a piano teacher from Henley is to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for charity. Isabel Gann, 53, and fellow residents Sharon Cleary, Kirsten Hesketh and Claire Tudgay, along with Ellen Leith, from Sonning Common, are to attempt to scale Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in less than 12 hours on September 13.

Mrs Gann is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support as her half-brother Thaddeus Dobrowolski died from the disease about 15 years ago, aged 51.

She said: “I love the countryside and walking and I feel very happy about doing it because of my half-brother.”

Mrs Gann will hold a fund-raising concert featuring her own compositions at her home at 34 Deanfield Road on Wednesday from 12.30pm to 1pm and all are welcome. To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/isabel-gann

Published 02/06/14

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