Sunday 15th October 2017 – 200 miles to go

Thanks to the glorious weather the walking has been very enjoyable today. Elliot told us his walk this week of 3.3miles and then he set out with seven other Entlebuchers today to add another 4.2 miles each. Which means on the map there was 7.5miles for Elliot and 4.2 miles each for Sybil, Basil, Dora (green paw on the map), Babeli, Heidi, Bella and Laika (red paw on the map). They took us past Laon and on to Couvron et Aumencourt.

Then Shadow and Wilma set off and added 6 miles each bringing our total distance up to 335 miles. Then we heard from Dickens (dark blue paw print on the map) and he has done 17.3miles taking us past Saint Quentin and on to a little place called Bellicourt. That brings our total up to 352 miles and that means we’ve only got 200 miles to go!

Please sponsor us to encourage us to finish the journey and maybe do a little more besides!

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

You can find the interactive map here http://entlebucher.co.uk/club/rescue/heidi-fundraising/

Saturday 14th October – We’ve past half way

In distance terms we are over half way, so keep those donations coming. Today Sybil and Basil each walked 5.5miles taking us close to a place called Beaumont sur Vesle. Shadow, Alfie, Wilma and Aristotle did 1.3 miles each and took us to Taissy. Then Salvo and Izzy finished the day with 3.3 miles each bringing us to Reims.

Please sponsor us to encourage us to finish the journey and maybe do a little more besides!

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

The interactive map is HERE

Friday 13th October 2017 – Ready for a Big Push This Weekend

We’re a week into the walk and it’s going well. This weekend will see a big group walk in Dorney, Berkshire with a whole group of Entlebuchers getting together for Heidi. Today the activity was as follows:

Aristotle managed his best walk of the week and walked just over 2km. Salvo then walked 3.2km to the edge of the Marne region of France. Izzy’s 3.2km took us to the outskirts of Saint Mard sur le Mont. Wilma and Shadow added just over 2km each to take us close to Contault. After that we put on quite a spurt of distance – Floria, Bella and Heidi added 7.7km each and took us right as far as Chalons en Champagne, a stop many of us know from the times we drive the route. Sybil then added 3.2km and Basil an impressive 11.2km to finish the night at just past Vadenay. That’s now 263 miles of the 552 complete.

Please sponsor us to encourage us to finish the journey and maybe do a little more besides!

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

The interactive map is here http://entlebucher.co.uk/club/rescue/heidi-fundraising/ 

Thursday 12th October – Walk for Heidi Update

Izzy and Salvo added another 4 miles between them and walked as far as Ligny en Barrois, before pawing over to Aristotle. Ari only managed to walk 0.75 miles today, but he did his best. Babeli then added 1.63 miles as did Floria (who gets a black paw print on the map). Bella then added 5.36 miles taking us to Bar le Duc. Heidi’s 5.6 miles moved us up level with Chardogne. Shadow added 1.25 miles and Sybil 1.5 miles brought us past Laimont. Basil added another 2.5 miles and Wilma another 1.25 miles meaning we finish the day just outside Nettancourt. We are at the 232 mile stage.

Sponsor us for a big push this weekend https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

You can find the interactive map http://entlebucher.co.uk/club/rescue/heidi-fundraising/ 

Walk for Heidi update 11th October

Today’s leg of the walk

We’ve got some great progress today. Koppa has walked a wonderful 15 miles (he’s the brown star on the map) that takes us almost to a place called Vouthon Haut. Then Izzy and Salvo added another 3.2miles between them before pawing over to Babeli, Heidi, Cleo and Bella who each walked 2.33miles and took us past Abainville, Houdelaincourt and Demange aux Eaux. Sybil walked the next mile and a half to Saint Joire before Basil took over voer 6 miles to finish the day at Naix aux Forges.

Altogether we’ve done 207 miles, which means we have another 345 to go. That means that you still have plenty of time to sponsor us https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

You can see the full interactive map HERE

Walk for Heidi – Tuesday 10th October

Today’s leg

Today’s walkers have been as follows: Salvo put in another 2.7miles and Izzy 1.7miles. Sybil walked 2 miles and Basil 5 miles. Cleo walked 2.77miles, Babeli 1.63 miles and then Heidi and Bella walked 4.4miles each. That brings the total mileage up to 172 miles of the journey completed and we’ve got as far as Removille.

There is still a LONG way to go – you can encourage us by sponsoring us at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

The interactive map is HERE

Walk for Heidi update Mon 9th October

Today’s reported stages

News came in last night of Elliot’s walk. He did 13km (just over 8 miles) to raise money for Heidi. He’s shown with the orange ‘walker’ symbol and takes us almost to the Col de Raon.

Salvo and Izzy stepped out again and took us past Hadol, before pawing over to Aristotle for his first part of the walk. Aristotle has elbow dysplasia so is having to do his walk in short stages. He’s doing his best but today managed just 1.4km (he’s shown as the green walker on the map).

Bella, Heidi and Cleo stepped out and managed 5.67km each. Their combined total has taken us as far as Gorhey (Cleo is the yellow walker symbol)

Where we’ve got to

Basil took us on through France to Dompaire before pawing over to Wilma for the last leg of the day. Wilma (purple walker symbol) takes us to the 147 mile stage.

Aristotle ready to set off for Heidi

You can help boost our funds at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

The interactive map is HERE

Walk for Heidi update 8th October

Today’s leg

Today Alfie (dark grey) at nearly twelve years old set of on a short leg of the Walk

Alfie and Shadow

for Heidi. Although he’s been finding walks and public places too stressful for some time, he set out on a beautiful quiet sunny Sunday and walked a mile and a quarter round a beautifully deserted old airfield. Shadow accompanied him before carrying on for another three miles.

Buddy (blue walker) joined the walkers for a four mile leg of the walk today and Basil and Sybil joined him and completed five miles each. This brings us into the Vosges region of France and a place called Maxonchamp.

We’re still waiting for some of the confirmations from walkers but the above brings us to a total of 114 miles down and 438 to go.

With on and off line donations we’re up to £1028 of our £2000 goal so far. You can help boost our funds at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

 

You can see where we are up to overall HERE

Walk for Heidi – Update 7th October

Today’s Walk

There are 552 miles to walk from Entlebuch in Switzerland to the Swiss Embassy in London and we’re trying to cover the equivalent distance to raise money for Heidi, who needs treatment for ectopic ureter.

Swiss born Sybil undertook the first leg of the walk. She’s still very young so covered 2 miles, representing the distance from Entlebuch station along Haupstrasse in the direction of Wolhusen. The yellow mark shows Sybil’s distance.

Basil’s ten mile leg moved us away from the Entlebuch valley and north past Willisau (the orange marker). Albie (brown marker) and Shadow (red marker) took us out of the Canton of Lucerne and into Aargau as far as far as Brittnau.

Then it was Salvo’s turn (green marker) and he took us another ten miles past Aarburg to just past Trimbach in the Canton of Solothurn. His housemate Izzy, still being a puppy, walked a mile and a half to the canton border with Basel-Landschaft.

Then there was some amazing walking from Arthos (grey), Bella (blue) who took us

The London Walkers at Tower Bridge

over the border into France, Heidi walking for herself (purple), Senna (olive) and his sister Babeli (bright red) who each did just over 12 miles each (19.6km) and took us into the Haut-Rhin region as far as Sewen.

We are still waiting for news of other walkers from today, but the 11 dogs named above have covered 95 miles of the total route so far and there is more happening tomorrow.

Well done team Entlebucher. Don’t forget you can sponsor us at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/walkforheidi

(the map can be seen more clearly on the Heidi Fundraising page

The route in context