Two local charities, Leicester Animal Aid and PROST aid, combined to organise a fund raising event based on walking the Leicestershire Round. It was not only for raising money but to promote walking for health. The idea was to break the ‘Round’ into eleven reasonably equal sections and entrants to get sponsorship to walk one section of their choice with or without their dog. Thus the event title of Round and Hound.
We , the L.F.A. who created the ‘Round’, were approached for our advice and possible help in leading the walks. Cindy West our Secretary and others, liaised with the two charities over a period of time, culminating in a well organised event on Sunday May 14th. The event was publicised on Radio Leicester and gave our President, Brian Jenkinson, the opportunity to promote the L.F.A. in general and the new ‘Round’ book in particular. The charities also featured and thanked the L.F.A. in their literature
On the day the weather was mostly sunny but for the Foxton to Bruntingthorpe group at least, a short hailstorm near the end could have been done without. I think drowned rats was mentioned. Organisers, Leaders and participants are to be congratulated on a job well done. Who knows ,it may be repeated.
A Group at Bradgate
The Start From Foxton including Dave Daines ,Jenny Thompson and Rick Satchwell of LFA
We wish to thank all our volunteers for their time and effort which was not just on the day. So thanks to Tom Brooks & Anne Constable, Robert Hancock & Pete Chaplin, Nigel Bedford & John Millward, Dave Williams & Bob Wade, Rick Satchwell & Dave Daines. If anyone has been missed please accept our apologies. One L.F.A. member, Jenny Thompson, entered and raised over £200 but we don’t know the total for the event yet.