I took a year off from Bowel Cancer's UK 'Walk Together' in 2022 because there was quite simply too much going on in my life; I was being made redundant from my job of 14 years which had so many ties and two very dear people, who I have written about in this blog passed away from Bowel Cancer - my dear friend Neil (who's birthday it would have been today - Happy heavenly birthday!) and a special lady you might know as Dame Deborah James - or BowelBabe.
Selfishly for me though, my main reason for not planning a charity walk last year was because I was embarking upon a scary, BIG new chapter in my life starting my own business - something Marty had ALWAYS wanted and told me to do!
New Dawn - Cornwall (a luxury dog boarding and walking service) launched in June 2022 and one year on it's thriving and has been a fantastic journey, filled with lots of learning and full to the brim of all types and sizes of gorgeous dogs - my dream since I was a child!
So to make a long story short, when I saw Bowel Cancer UK were inviting us to get our furry friends involved and take on one of their new dog walking challenges, I knew this was the year to take the lead (excuse the pun) and make 2023 'Walkies Together' extra special.
So, if you'd like to join me, Charlie and Obi on one of our walk around the Gannel and Crantock, we'd love for you to join us.
I will provide full details and the plan of our route (as in previous years), but in the mean time all you have to do is save the date!
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
17 SEPTEMBER 2023
View our fundraising page if you'd like to make a donation:
If you'd like to register yourself with Bowel Cancer UK to take on your own challenge, there are different events you can pick from. If you want to take part in the Walkie's Together, you'll receive a free dog bandana. If you choose the 43 mile challenge then you'll also receive a calendar to track your walks.
Blog - Never too Young
This blog is to carry on Marty's fighting spirit and help raise awareness of bowel cancer to others. It is also a place for you to share any of the things you have done or are doing in memory of him.