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Running the marathon for HSWL

Becky_Marathon

HSWL trustee took part in the Marathon des Sables in April. Becky said, “I am delighted to say that I made it to the finish line of the Marathon des Sables.  It was a very gruelling race indeed, over high jebels, dry river bed ouds, and energy-sapping sand dunes.  It was as much about strength of mind as strength of body!  The course was 150 miles long and run over 6 days, so on average it was a marathon a day, except for day 4 when we had to run 50 miles!  The Sahara desert was both beautiful and daunting, the most difficult obstacles, of course, being the heat, the sand and the sheer scale of the landscape.  Reaching the finish line was a very emotional experience as I had been apprehensive about the event for the past year, in huge doubt about my ability to complete it.  A massive thank you to everyone from Headway who supported me and I look forward to sharing the experience at a members’ meeting soon.”

 

A huge well done and thank you to Becky for her fantastic fundraising efforts!

 

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Running the marathon for HSWL

Becky_Marathon

HSWL trustee took part in the Marathon des Sables in April. Becky said, “I am delighted to say that I made it to the finish line of the Marathon des Sables.  It was a very gruelling race indeed, over high jebels, dry river bed ouds, and energy-sapping sand dunes.  It was as much about strength of mind as strength of body!  The course was 150 miles long and run over 6 days, so on average it was a marathon a day, except for day 4 when we had to run 50 miles!  The Sahara desert was both beautiful and daunting, the most difficult obstacles, of course, being the heat, the sand and the sheer scale of the landscape.  Reaching the finish line was a very emotional experience as I had been apprehensive about the event for the past year, in huge doubt about my ability to complete it.  A massive thank you to everyone from Headway who supported me and I look forward to sharing the experience at a members’ meeting soon.”

 

A huge well done and thank you to Becky for her fantastic fundraising efforts!

 

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Trustee running ‘mega marathon’ to fundraise for HSWL

HSWL trustee Becky will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables this April. This involves running 160 miles over six days, through the Sahara desert!

Becky is aiming to raise £2000 for HSWL, in memory of her sister, Helen, who died from a brain hemorrhage.

To sponsor Becky, please visit her fundraising page.

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March group meetings

March’s Wimbledon meeting was about goals, and setting ourselves targets. We met for an evening of discussion and sharing of personal experiences. We discussed the SMART process of setting personal targets to ensure success. There were some interesting discussions about whether goals need to be realistic or whether they need to make you aim high and be ambitious. Everyone was able to involve themselves in the discussion and helped each other to set some detailed, specific and time defined goals. Some members of the group were able to discuss how they had achieved things in the past and some adjusted current goals they have set themselves, to be more detailed. Thank you all for coming and making this such an interactive evening! Let us know your goals by writing to HSWL on Facebook.

At the March Croydon meeting we had a lovely visit from Chris Patterson of the Croydon Carers’ Centre. We discussed the variety of useful services provided by the centre, including day trips and a discount card – which caught much attention! Again, we had a good show of people, many of whom were able to share experiences with Chris, who has first hand experience of caring for a loved one.