It was also really lovely to meet the architects (Bolans Architects! What an awesome coincidence that name is!) - again, really nice people and I enjoyed chatting, but rather importantly they told us more about their plans for the building and we got to see the little model! It all sounded so exciting and it looks wonderful!
I won't say too much more, as I'm in the middle of tweaking our route for day 2 and my thoughts and feelings are much the same as Hannah's anyway so you can read it from her, but a big hello to everyone else we met on Sunday - everyone was so kind and encouraging about the walk and it was really great to meet you all. Hello to Fee and Kevin (and thank you for the rose, I will do everything I can to keep it alive!), Emma, Jennifer, Gary, Paula, Sandy...everyone, to be honest. You were all lovely to us, even after my idiot moment when I implied you were all really old :P (I just want to say again - I really didn't mean it like that! I didn't! I just meant it's amazing how so many people still find so much happiness in Marc's music even though it wasn't exactly yesterday that he made it and...oh never mind...I'm going to stop digging...) I'm sure I've forgotten people I shouldn't have done. Brian! Hello to Brian! I'm glad we both got to thank you in person for 20th Century Boy...just...THANK YOU! We love you! xD <3
And lastly in my ramblings about Sunday - Hannah's counted it all up and we made a huge £158 through sponsorship and wristband/biscuit sales (that's just our part, the event itself made a lot more!) so thank you everyone who contributed to that, it's far more than we expected! <3 Just a couple of pounds here and there really does build up. Please know that even if all you can afford to sponsor us is a few pennies you found down the back of the sofa (I know what it's like to be poor, believe me), you're contributing to giving a whole bunch of children and their community a whole lot of hope and happiness and that's an amazing thing :)
I'll get back to my walk planning now...