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Leicester City – Miles for Smiles

More Miles for More Smiles

It was an absolute pleasure, honour and privilege to meet up with the guys from Miles for Smiles this week. Take a bow Callum Worker, Jordan Packer, Joe Elkin and their support driver, “Wardy.”

You will remember that they are walking from Liverpool to London and back to the Midlands to raise money for the Me&Dee charity appeal (see below.)

I walked with them from Park Royal to Wembley. That was perhaps two miles and the furthest and fastest I have walked in almost two years since my cardiac arrest. It put me in bed for almost 48 hours….these heroes had a mere 400 miles to do! Gentleman, thanks for everything you have done. You have raised an incredible amount of money for a magnificent cause. You have also restored my faith in the human race. What with Covid deniers, Brexiteers and Johnson apologists, the world can seem a dark place at times. You have proved that there are good people out there too. Thank you.

From Wembley, they had another five days of walking via Watford, Luton, Northampton and Leicester. Big shout to all the clubs along the way and an extra trumpet call for Leicester City who really rolled out the Red (Blue?) Carpet for the team. At the King Stadium they were joined from a group from Me&Dee and “allowed” to walk an extra lap of the pitch!!!!

The boys have done everything they set out to do and more and they deserve our total respect. Obviously, they could not have raised £40,000 without the help of the sponsors. It is invidious to name anybody as a £500 donation from a multinational business might hurt the company less than the £10 sent from a pensioner’s savings. I wish to thank you all and I know that everybody involved with the event would also like to thank you sincerely. Every £1 made the next painful step a little easier. Every good wish on Facebook (and there have been hundreds) made the next mile a little shorter.

Congratulations to everybody and if you have not made a donation, please do so here. There IS still time.

Look at those Smiles! – Miles for Smiles


We are a Derby based charity that provide holidays in our lodge that is located in Sherwood Forest. We give memory making holidays for adults and children who face a life changing, life shortening or terminal conditions. By donating, you have become a memory maker, thank you for supporting us.

Charity Registration No. 1146147


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