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WW1 Walk of Remembrance - 100 miles achieved
Now I have successfully achieved my "Walk of Remembrance" to commemorate my Grandfather, I want to use it as a sponsorship opportunity to raise funds for The Soldiers' Charity and DropBy. I had a long way to walk, and along the way I remembered those who didn't come back - like my Grandfather, so do please add your own family stories to our WW1 blogs. It's so important that we continue to remember them - there are still 4 more years of war to commemorate.
If any history group would be interested I give a 1 hour lecture about my Walk. I ask for a donation of £30 and my out of pocket expenses to be covered.
There is a PayPal facility here on the DropBy website. You can find it in the left column and you don't have to be a signed up member to use it.
For those who don't like using PayPal a BACS payment can be made to the DropBy charity account at HSBC, 110 High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1DP.
Sort Code 40-22-12 Account No: 71578456
Or a cheque can be made out to DropBy and sent to DropBy, Manor Lodge, Upper Manor Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2HZ.
Contributions of any size would be much appreciated. For more details about my Walk please refer to the WW1 blogs which can be found here
Thank you so much for your support. It is very much appreciated.
DropBy's mission is to work to help reduce isolation amongst the over 60s. It is increasingly recognised that social isolation is a key factor in limiting good health and well-being.
The dividing line between being alone and feeling lonely is a very narrow one. It helps to know there are other like-minded people available to chat with, who can be reached online by a few clicks.
DropBy uses web technology to provide a safe, secure and enabling space for older people to engage with each other. Our focus is on 'keeping in touch' and 'having fun' so the website is designed to encourage interaction with 'virtual' friends and interest groups online. It is easy-to-use and every member is valued and encouraged to contribute and play a part in our 'virtual' community.
All new members are approved which provides an added layer of security. We are sure you will understand the need for this and it usually takes less than 24 hours for a request for membership to be processed.
Members send each other virtual 'waves' and online hugs. If anyone is feeling alone or lonely and wants to chat they can instant message another member online or make audio or video contact through the website without the need to download software.
DropBy believes in encouraging its members to keep active both mentally and physically and arranges 'virtual' and real events whenever possible.
Our vision is that there will be a strong social care aspect to the site.
If you would like to help us in our efforts to provide a service of support for older people, keeping people in touch, helping to remove any sense of isolation and also to give older people a stronger voice, please spread the word about DropBy. Do join our supportive online community or make a donation to help keep the website running and reaching more isolated people.
Thank You in anticipation of your support.
My Best wishes, MaryB - Founder of DropBy
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