Lesley Walport – The Long Walk 2019, San Felipe-Maspalomas, over the highest mountain…

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Lesley Walport has made her home on Gran Canaria, a veteran of the tourism industry she has been available to help support The Long Walk for several years, always thinking herself incapable of doing more than driving support cars and assisting at overnight stops.  Though she might try to tell you that she suffers from various issues, including a “dead leg” and having a registered disability, all we have ever seen from her is grit, determination, a focus on overcoming every challenge and indeed the ability to not just do anything she sets her mind to, but to tenaciously master it through practice and a refusal to give up.  We never thought she had it in her to make it over the mountain, but last year she proved us dead wrong time and time again.

We are very proud to welcome Lesley for her second epic walk, and we are looking forward to seeing how her bonny scottish humour and glib wit fare on this most epic of challenges.  She sometimes says “I can´t” but usually means “Nobody would believe it, but I totally can do this”

Hi All – BEGGING ALERT!

I`m participating in the Long Walk as I believe everyone should be more aware of Cancer, and of the ways we all can help and support those who have been diagnosed.

I have lost many close friends and relatives to it. Even now a very good friend is fighting for her life after developing breast cancer and having had a double mastectomy -the scourge has spread to her brain.

This three day walk across the island I love, over it’s highest peak, is something, very small, that I can do to help. It perfectly symbolises the long struggle that sufferers have endured. It is a walk in the park by no means – I know first hand that this walk will be, long and arduous as well as both physically and mentally challenging.

I suppose I started training for this a number of years ago when I volunteered to be a support vehicle driver, then started joining the rep’s walk on the last day of the event. Every year around one hundred tour reps, many of them colleagues and ex colleagues join the last 20km or so to the finish of this epic journey.

This year I’ve been training 3 times a week, and doing about 12 km a day, joining in the training walks with veteran Long Walkers, Eddie Timon and Paul Gilliam, and plan to attempt the entire 3 day walk, over a mountain, travelling 80km on foot (you should probably donate, just for me putting up with those grumpy buggers!)

I’m walking for many but in particular Sarah Jane James, Gail Needham, Amanda McInnes, my uncle and aunt Lila and Ivor Saville and my father Abel Walport

Every penny or cent we raise will be spent to support The Long Walk fund, which is donated every year to local Breast Cancer Association ACCMyG.org who support Women and Families faced with probably the greatest challenge anyone can face, after a cáncer diagnoses, with a portion of the raised funds this year being given to our local Neighbours Food Project in Mogán (Nabhjelpen)

I hope you will support my effort, it’s going to be pretty painful, but I plan to succeed in crossing the island to show that no matter how big the challenge, the only way to get over it or through it is to put one foot in front of another and start moving.

Thank you”

Here's some of the people who've donated last year...

  • Anonymous

    Aug 29, 2018

    Good on ya Les! I’m sure you’ll make it. Trot on…..?

    £50.00

Sis

Aug 29, 2018

Go for it LesleyI know you can do it.Well done

  • £50.00

Kelly Clark

Sept 7, 2018

€10.00

 

Dobrin Yanev

Sep 7, 2018

€15.00

 

Antonia Long

Sep 7, 2018

€25.00

 

Karen Boyle

Sep 9, 2018

€10.00

 

Karen Boyle

Sep 9, 2018

€10.00

 

Jim Russell

Sep 9, 2018

€10.00

 

Douglas Kynoch

Sep 9, 2018

€50.00

 

Gordon Sutherland

Sep 9, 2018

€50.00

 

Doreen Walport

Sep 9, 2018

“I’m so proud of you Lesley, undertaking this “walk in the park”! Love Mam X”

€250.00

Vincent Daly

Sep 10, 2018

“Proud of you Lesley….do bits ?? xx”

€10.00

  • Amanda McInnes

    Amanda McInnes

    Sep 10, 2018

    Go for it lovely lady – let those Tiger Feet do the walking!!!!!! ???

    £20.00

Alison Kan

Sep 11, 2018

“Good on ya girl proud Mary xxxx”

€10.00

Leigh Saville

Sep 12, 2018

Go for it Lel. Love ya L xXx

£100.00

Natasha Rust

Sep 12, 2018

Go on Lesley you can do this!! xx

£10.00

Steven Toal

Sep 12, 2018

Good luck Lesley xxxx

£20.00

Nanata Muschitz

Sep 12, 2018

£10.00

 

Craig

Sep 12, 2018

Good luck lady sov

£25.00

Gail Needham

Gail Needham

Sep 14, 2018

Go girl! We’re all rooting for you x

£10.00

Davide Sereno

Sep 16, 2018

Good luck lady sov

£10.00

Chelsey x

Sep 16, 2018

If anyone can do this mahoosive challenge it’s you Lesley ?? and all for a fantastic cause ❤️

£10.00

Mariann J Lillefuhr

Sep 19, 2018

Go for it ??

£20.00

Graff Kelly

Sep 20, 2018

Now leave me alone. Lol

£20.00

Andrew Murray

Sep 20, 2018

Good on you lesley xx

£10.00

Ilona Hodes

Sep 27, 2018

Mwah

£50.00

Martin & Gail

Sep 27, 2018

“Couldn’t have you not making the 1K!”

£250.00

Fiona Gardiner

Sep 28, 2018

“You can do this. I’m very impressed.”

£30.00

Anonymous

Sep 28, 2018

£10.00

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