The Leprosy Mission walk went really well and was enjoyed by all. The walkers were: Pauline and Sheila from St Andrew’s, Ken, Clive, Heather, Chris and Phil, Rev Ann, me and my grandson Dillon. It was really hot but fortunately a lot of the walk was in the shade. We crossed over the road from Wike Lane and into the grounds of the Harewood estate where we got a good view of Harewood House.

After about 20 minutes it became sheltered as we were amongst trees. Further on we got a view of the lake, and we could see a boat on it which presumably was the trip boat. We came to a bridge where this photograph was kindly taken by Rev Ann (a selfie!). We looked over the bridge where there was a lovely water lily, and we saw some fish but also some lovely dragon flies. After continuing our walk we met a black pig that looked liked a wild boar. We think it had escaped from somewhere but it didn’t bother us, it just continued on its way! After a while we were in the sun but then back in the shade again before we arrived at the Muddy Boots Café at the back of the village hall. We had a welcome drink and some of had some yummy cake and some had ice cream!

David (my other half) and Finley my other grandson joined us at the café and walked the rest of the way with us. Ken and Sheila got the bus back from Harewood. The rest of the walk was through a wood so was nice and cool.

Thank you to the walkers and a big thank you to all of you who sponsored us. We raised £277 from our Church. Pauline had sponsor forms for St Andrew’s and they raised £160. I think this was a great total raised from both Churches.

Margaret Light