Milly’s Smiles 3rd Annual Walk

Our 3rd Annual Walk was a huge success.  The weather was immensely kind to use, the sun shone for the whole day, although it was a little on the chilly side!  We were over-whelmed to see so many people, we had over 150 people supporting us, some faces were new to us and others had been walking with us for the last 3 years.  People turned up from as far away as Penrith, Ulverston and North & South Manchester.  We had families from Ward 84 who had been going through treatment at the same time as Milly, and we also had a family who were amongst the first to receive one of our Milly Bags back in March 2016.  Lovely to see that all those children are now doing so well.  Not only were we thrilled to see so many people turn up, they also brought cakes – very delicious cakes that were geared towards Milly’s logo, definitely some very talented bakers amongst us.  The walk was officially started off by PC Dave Render, who gave a great speech, which was very brief and to the point. PC Dave said, he had thought about what Milly would have wanted him to say and came to the conclusion that actually she would not have wanted a fuss, or even a speech, so he kept it very short and sweet, and we thought it was perfect!  After the walk (which was a teeny bit more than 5 miles) we returned to the Plough where potatoe-pie was offered, followed by cakes.  All the walkers received a sticker and a rainbow pom-pom keyring, which were generously knitted and donated by Michelle and Mandy (our lovely elephant ladies!).  Throughout the afternoon, donations were being given to us from everyone and to date we have raised £974.11, although money continues to come in.  The final total will be announced as soon as we have it. Huge thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to support us, and thank you to everyone who has donated money.  We will hopefully see you again next year. xxx


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