120 miles for Footsteps

Josh and StaceyOn Friday the 8th of July, Footsteps had a very tired but happy visitor, who had just walked and cycled 120 miles to get here!

Stacey Sadler attended a Rotary conference in September; Footsteps Foundation presented to the delegates Stacey was inspired by the courage and determination of a little girl who attends Footsteps.

Stacey then decided to walk from her home in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, all the way to Footsteps in Dorchester-on-Thames, along the canals, in order to raise hundreds of pounds in sponsorship money for Footsteps Foundation.

Stacey is a physiotherapist herself, and sat in on two sessions – one which focused on mat work, and another which incorporated  the ‘Spider’. Stacey gained a good feel for what we do here at Footsteps. She met some of the children and staff and had lots of photos taken for the papers, before being driven home by husband Sean for a well-deserved rest.

On completion of her challenge, Stacey has said “I would like to thank you all and especially to Grace for inspiring me to do the challenge. Were it not for your presentation last October I would not have had the incentive to get out and walk / cycle so much.  I have to say that I have discovered bits of my local countryside I did not know existed – despite living here for almost 25 years and I have developed some new friendships as I walked with anyone willing to come with me!  And I have enjoyed every single minute of it.”


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