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    Smile Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    On Sunday, 12 June at 1pm, Tony Banks will officially open Animal Aid's second sponsored Walk for the Animals on Hampstead Heath in London. He will also take part in the 10km walk so this is an ideal opportunity to meet one of the most genuinely compassionate and entertaining MPs our country has ever had.

    This year, as well as the satisfaction of raising money to help fight animal abuse, spending a lovely day in the sunshine with a great bunch of people, and boosting your health with a burst of fresh air and exercise, there is the added draw of winning a short winter break in Wales. The prize will go to the person who raises the most sponsorship money.

    All participants will receive a glass of bubbly or orange juice, certificate and lollipop, there will also be face painting for the kids and street theatre to spur you on when you're running out of puff! Veggies catering will be on hand to serve up delicious cold buffet snacks.

    To register and request a sponsorship pack, or for more info, please ring Karin at Animal Aid on 01732 364546, extension 23, or email Karin@animalaid.co.uk.



    i did this last year, and will be there again this year. anybody else fancy making a day of it?

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    I won't be too far away on the day that gorilla, at the Tower Hill stables open day, but if I can pop along to give my support, I will.

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    10k = ? miles

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    6.21371192 miles cedars. Google is your friend.

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    10km is not that far Cedar, i did it in about two hours last time, going at a pretty steady pace with a couple of stops every now and then.
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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    I bet you can't wait to skip the walk, get your face painted, grab your lollipop, delight in your certificate, and sip some free bubby that gorilla. And all in fancy dress, thats great.

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    I read that the best fancy dress costume gets a box of booja booja chocolates, that'd (probably) be enough to get me dressing up.

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    har har - if it's as hot as it was last year, i definitely won't be doing it in fancy dress, choccies or not!!!

    i am looking forward to meeting Tony Banks though, i see there's an interview with him in the current issue of the Vegetarian Society magazine. last year the walk was started by Wendy Turner-Webster who is lovely (although she didn't actually do the walk with us!)

    if nobody else is interested in doing the walk, any sponsorship would be gratefully received.... shameless blagging here
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    I was just going to ask if you want sponsoring Gorilla

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    thanks Aurora anybody else willing to part with a few pennies, please PM me. all for a good cause.
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    i should be able to take a photo of me on the walk and post it here, if anybody would be interested in seeing that? (and if my face doesn't break the camera!!)
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Many thanks to everybody who has sponsored me for the walk, i'm off there tomorrow (there's still time, if anybody wants to sponsor me and hasn't yet, i won't be sending off the money for a few days). i'll let you all know how it goes. hopefully i won't get too bad hayfever while i'm there - i was sneezing all the way round last year!!
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Aye, stick a picture in we'd welcome it. Hope it goes well,

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    thanks Kev. well it's the day after the walk and i'm not feeling too bad. no blisters, and only a slight aching in the legs. i met up with my friend and we did the walk together in about two hours, then had a yummy vegan picnic. it wasn't very good weather though unfortunately, pretty cold and grey. at least that meant my hay fever wasn't too bad.

    i'm afraid i don't have any photos as my friend forgot to bring her digital camera (and i didn't think anyone would be interested anyway!). there might be a photo on the Animal Aid website, they took some group photos at the beginning; i'll keep an eye out for it. there are bound to be some photos of Tony Banks on there, i didn't speak to him but he was presented with a certificate of thanks before the walk. he's apparently raised £8,000!! don't think i can compete with that - i'm not sure how much money we raised yet but i'll add it all up and let you guys know. thanks again to everyone who has sent their support.
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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    well done you - im pleased to have been able to contribute

    you deserve a certificate too!

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    thanks Cedar - i should be getting a certificate after i've sent all my sponsorship money in, that's what they did last year.

    p.s. can you empty your PM box please!!
    'The word gorilla was derived from the Greek word Gorillai (a "tribe of hairy women")'

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    Congrats on that walk

    If I'd known about it earlier, I would have walked, too. I'm used to sponsored walks *glares at cubs/school/college* Maybe next year.

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    Well done. Money on its way

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    Animal Aidís sponsored walk is on Saturday, June 9th 2007 on Hampstead Heath. Human and animal rights campaigner Peter Tatchell will be opening the walk and taking part. Please join in the fun with Peter and help to raise vital funds for Animal Aidís educational work.

    i don't think i'll be doing it this year as i'm planning on going to the Bristol Vegan Fayre. anyone else thinking of doing the walk?

    (eta: i thought changing the title of the first post would change the thread title, but it hasn't worked - does a mod need to do that?)

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    Default Re: Animal Aid sponsored walk - 12th June 2005

    Can you run it instead? I'm training for a 10k at the moment...

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    i don't see why you couldn't run it

    Here is a link to the details on Animal Aid's website

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    Cool I'll email them and ask. It'd be hot but if I took water and wore my immensely unfashionable running shorts I'd be OK.

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    i wouldn't fancy running up Parliament Hill, but then i don't really do running at the best of times

    it'd be cool if you do it, AMF - i'd sponsor you

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    I run hills all the time, so I should just about manage it.
    They said I can run it, people have before, so they're sending me an info pack.

    I'm excited now

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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    There's going to be one in Leeds too, at Roundhay park...

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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    links for getting involved?

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    I don't know much about the Leeds one, only a letter i received...

    Registration times, routes etc. can probably be found through Animal Aid:

    http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS...her/ALL/1549//

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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    OK, I am officially doing this. I'll be running the 1.5km circuit 4 times (climbing Parliament Hill 4 times too ) and hopefully at least overtaking some walkers.

    If anyone is interested in sponsoring me PM me/reply here and I'll write your name on my sponsorship sheet.

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    Best of luck AMF! I grew up just down the road from Hampstead Heath and spent many a happy hour running up and down Parliament Hill and flying kites there. Spent my younger adult years walking my dog there too. Aaah, nostalgia
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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    i'm going to do it too in hampstead heath: great for the animals and great for weight loss! so who is doing it? absentmindedfan? anyone else off the forum- we could meet and do it together wot u think?

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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    I went last year with my partner, my parents and their kids. Tony Benn opened it and spent ages talking to my 3 year old sister who really doesnt understand why shes a vegetarian yet lol. I had fun and I wish I could go this year but it falls on Download festival which I already had tickets for!!! Oh well I sent a donation in none the less. Have fun guys!!

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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    Well, I did it
    Got a bit lost on the first circuit so I ended up running about 7.5 miles rather than 6.2! Still veggies catering was nice and I survived, despite 24 degrees humid weather

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    Well done, AMF! That's quite an achievement - it was so muggy today I almost reached my expiry date just sitting in the Tube, never mind running 7.5 miles.

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    congrats, amf!
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    Default Re: Animal Aid Sponsored Walk - 9th June 2007

    nice one, AMF! well done!

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    That's great, Amy. I'll dig out that money for the w/e
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    Well done to everyone who took part. I wish I could have done it too!!
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