LAWYER 1706% OUT IN ESTIMATE OF COSTS – AND ASSERTS THAT’S A GOOD THING: PAH

Today is April 1st.  The headline to this post may be slightly deceptive, but for good reason. I wanted an opportunity to thank the many dozens of people who were kind enough to support my 10,000 steps a day in March for Cancer Research UK. As I write it is at 1706% over target. A rare example of an inaccurate estimate being a good thing.

 

 

WAY OVER-BUDGET

In a naive way of estimating things I thought that as 10,000 a steps a day for a month is, roughly, 150 miles, then a pound a mile was not a bad estimate for support – walking not being a highly skilled pastime.  It turns out I was wrong. From my £150 target and with a lot of help from my friends, the total raised currently stands at £2,560 plus £565.00 Gift Aid.

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SPONSORED ME

I recognise a lot of the names. Some people I haven’t seen for a while (since University in one case at least).  Some people wrote of their experience with cancer, some mentioned this blog.  I am grateful to you all. I am sure that Cancer Research UK will put the money to good use.  The list of supporters can be found here. 

AND ALL THAT WALKING WAS GOOD FOR ME (I’M TOLD)

It is surprising how sedentary you can become working from home.  Part of Cancer Research’s aim was to get people out more.

 

  • Walking can improve fitness

Regular walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone muscles.

  • Walking is a COVID-safe activity

Outdoor activities are a safe way to exercise in the current climate. Always check the government guidelines(link is external) before you head out.

  • Walking is good for our mental health

It’s the perfect way to zone-out and rid yourself of any daily stress. Plus, the exercise-induced endorphins will leave you feeling better than ever.

  • Walking can help lower blood pressure

Being active can help lower blood pressure and your risk of heart problems in the future”

 

AND YOU CAN STILL HELP AND MAKE THE “ESTIMATE” EVEN MORE INACCURATE…

The page is still open for donations if anyone wants to break the budget even more…