Chris Grocock’s ‘My Heart Stood Still’ Big Thank You Walk a success


By Chris Grocock, Head of Classics

On 3 November 2016, I nearly died – a long story that there isn’t room for here!… Read more.

We are tired and sore but thrilled to have achieved our goal of walking from Hindhead to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford on Easter Day.

When we got there we had a lovely meeting and photo opportunity with Elaine Creighton, aka ‘Sister Squirrel’, one of the wonderful folks whose CPR saved by life, and with Hannah, one of the ICU nurses on duty. We were helped by superb weather for walking – not too warm, but dry, so much so that places which were horribly boggy when we explored the route originally, were smooth and dry. This helped us keep to time quite remarkably (left 0900 – arrived 1700 – exactly on time). We also had enough time for 30 minutes for a lunchtime drink at the Stag on the River, Eashing, and 40 minutes for afternoon tea with china cups at the Watts Gallery!

We moved on to the Cathedral where we were treated to a musical extravaganza and a very moving processional service; then home to Grayshott and a fine meal in the Gurkha Durba. Best news of all is that our fundraising effort has just reached the £3,000 in total, but there is still plenty of time to add to this – just click on and follow the simple instructions, or contact me if you want to donate in cash or by cheque.