The “Stride against Stigma”

The Stride begins
The Refreshment Team - at the ready!

The “Stride” took place in the sunny and pictoresque Park in Richmond last Saturday (1st October) and it was a really lovely walk. Those who took part were NLT Trustees, the UK office Team and a few friends, totalling 12 adults, 3 small children, and a gorgeous rough haired collie dog.

The striders were very well supported by our Refreshment Team who prepared snacks at each rest point, waiting alertly and at-the-ready, for our arrival with tea coffee and cold drinks.

Our striding dog

The weather was fabulously hot and sunny but the walk provided plenty of shade so that even the less-able walkers could enjoy the experience. Lunch was a feast, and spurred the team on towards the end point – where the cars had been left.

We hope that the Stride against Stigma will become an annual event that could attract a wider variety of our supporters, and could take place at different venues around the country. Those that came this time had a thoroughly good time and it was a shame that more folk did not respond to our appeals in the newsletter, as they missed an enjoyable day . It may be that we need to find another way of encouraging people to join this kind of event. If you have any ideas, please do share them with us.