Last week I took part in the Twilight Race for Life in Chelmsford, Essex. It was my first Race For Life and I was looking forward to the Twilight element of it, as I always find darkness makes things a touch more magical and special.
(For those of you hoping there will be pictures of Robert Pattinson in this blog post, I’m sorry, it wasn’t that kind of twilight – it was the kind that comes between day and night, with the walk starting at 7.30pm!)
As with the Macmillan walk earlier this year, I did this walk in the company of my best friend, with us both donning the Race For Life’s trademark pink for the event.
When we arrived, there were various stalls set up with merchandise, supplies, food and drink, plus Heart FM had a stage which was providing entertainment while everyone waited for the race to begin. Entertainment was also supplied around the length of the route, with the local cadets cheering us on, a youth amateur dramatics club performing renditions of songs from Joseph and the Heart Angels who were playing music from their car. The route was also decorated with pink fairylights along the way, which looked great – we could see them as we were driving up to the venue and they looked beautiful.
We were lucky with the weather and it was dry throughout and not too cold either, probably just the right temperature for us to keep warm while we walked without getting over-heated.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I plan to take part in future charity events and I will, of course, keep you posted. I am blessed to have good health and therefore I feel it’s the least I can do to give a small portion of my time to potentially help others who aren’t so lucky.
If you want to take part in a Race For Life, you can find a list of events on their website, or, if you don’t feel like taking part in a walk or run, there are lots of other ideas for ways you can raise money – from donating clothes to having a night in with friends!