Sunday, May 22, 2005

Anthony Nolan Trust walk

Had been contacted by Dave Hartley during the election (father of the four boys and husband to Allison) and invited to go along. Told him that I would attend "whatever the outcome"

The 4 mile walk was at Broadlands and Sally Taylor had agreed to go along and take part. Pleasant atmosphere and the weather held. Wish I had worn my pedometer to find out how many steps 4 miles is but had decided to leave the trekking poles and walking boots at home. Others happened but my comfy boots were fine. Interesting chats with people on the way rounf but the most fascinating was with a lady from Totton who heard me querying what "Girl Tours" were. This is a group of women who are friends and get together socially but the interesting bit was that she had provided a bone marrow sample quite a few years ago. She had forgotten that she had done so until she was called up recently as she was a match for a young person in Holland. She ended up donating some of her bone marrow and regards it as a really positive experience.

At times such as today you realise that the world is actually full of very nice people.