After a pandemic-enforced pause, Hitaltech accounts manager Tracy Rimmer is back raising money for a wide range of charities.
Walking’s a great way to stay fit. Depending on where and when you walk, it can be a great way to raise money for some brilliantly deserving causes too. Earlier this year, Tracy was joined by her dog Paddy on a 100-mile dog walk for dementia.
In June, she completed the ‘Moonlight & Memories Walk’ for St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall near Preston, which supports local people affected by life-shortening conditions.
“This should be an annual event but this was the first 10K walk since the start of the pandemic, so it was really special to be part of it,” said Tracy.
Next was the 5K ‘Muddy Dog Challenge’ for Battersea. The Manchester edition of the event took place in Altrincham, and it wasn’t just the dogs that got muddy!
“You end up filthy!” laughs Tracy. “They even provide detachable shower heads to rinse dogs and their owners off! You end up wading through mud, under netting and over obstacles. It was so muddy that my daughter did the mud equivalent of a snow angel.”
Also in July, Tracy walked The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. In September she’ll once again be walking across Morecambe Bay.
“The thing is, with Covid and cost-of-living crisis, everything’s a bit tight for people, but the charities still really need an income. I don’t like to ask people to sponsor me, although everyone is always very generous. The way I look at it, it’s a day out for me. I’m creating memories for me and my daughter, and the charities benefit because I’m donating and raising awareness just by taking part.”