Walk All Over Cancer 2021
March 2021

Paula's Walk All Over Cancer Fundraising Page

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Paula Merrony

Total raised


+ £68.75 Gift Aid

114 Complete
114% of £300.00 target

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I'm walking 10,000 steps every day this March for Cancer Research UK.

In memory of

Ingrid Klass, a very inspirational and kind friend, always smiling always caring. Fellow rambler.

10 Oct 1957 - 18 Jan 2021

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. This March I’m walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer. Help me Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by making a donation to my page.
Over this past year because of the restrictions set by the Covid outbreak I have become very unfit and find myself struggling to hit even 5,000 steps a day or to do any other exercise. I attend a zoom Tai Chi class as often as I can but it is not enough. Before Lockdown I walked several times a week with a couple of local groups and my work was very physical.
Lockdown happened and everything stopped including me!
Ingrid was one of my fellow walkers and she was a true inspiration. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer then suffering a stroke that she was told she would not recover enough to walk again, Ingrid fought back and proved she was bigger than anything her cancer could throw at her. She walked weekly taking care of everyone who walked with us. She also took part in many sponsored events both walking and running. Ingrid never complained, always smiled and encouraged us to keep going.
We sadly lost Ingrid in January. She touched everyone she met with her kindness and compassion and I feel this is my way to say, from myself and enable everyone who met her, 'Thank you for being in our lives'.
Ingrid is helping me get back on my feet and my goal is to be fit enough by the end of March to be able to restart our walking groups and get everyone back out there enjoying the open spaces, good company and conversation.
As a child I knew my mother supported Cancer Reasearch. She always said there were many cancers out there and you will never know which one might affect you or a friend or family member so better to support research of all cancers common or rare. Another reason to choose Cancer Research to get me out and about.
Please sponsor me over March as your encouragement will make me get off my butt and get back to good health and fitness.
Thank you

Latest updates

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Paula Merrony


I ended the month with a lovely and energetic walk on Wimbledon Common with a good friend who upped my pace and set me a challenge. We did the full 10000 steps in 1hr 40mins and I do feel better for pushing up the pace. I am keeping the page open for a further 2 weeks with the intention of keeping up the daily challenge of 10,000 steps to make sure I don't relapse into couch potato state. Thank you again to everyone who supported me. Paul


Jean Dowding/Rhianna



Hopefully the way she lived her life will inspire those who knew her.

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Paula Merrony


Today is the official Last Day of this sponsorship. I am going to keep it going for another couple of weeks as I have really just got into my stride and am really starting to benefit from the challenge! Something so simple to do yet I struggled to get going. The physical and mental improvement is very noticeable to me. I was shocked as to how unhealthy sitting around all day every day makes you. So my thanks to you all for sponsoring me and my thanks to Ingrid for being such and driver to make me see it through.


Karen Bruce



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Proud of you, Polly! xx


Elisa Mortimer



+£2.50 Gift Aid
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Paula Merrony


Only a few more days left to the end of March and I am feeling so much better for getting out and about. I needed a reason to get up and out and this has really worked for me. I am now looking forward to being able to walk with small groups if people very soon and I won't be worrying too much about if I can keep up or manage the distance! Thank you to everyone who has supported me.

Total raised£345.00



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