Good news – The Rotary Club has elevated our fundraising efforts to District Level, which should treble the number of people available to sponsor us. We also came up with the idea of asking Euromayenne (a local society for foreigners settling in France) members to join in. Anyone reading this who has no idea what I am talking about can go to: http://www.rotaryd1650.org/actions_clubs/mayenne/mayenne.htm#2000 but basically it involves 3 projects: an orphanage in Togo-Benin, school books in Madagascar and medical assistance in Haiti. PP We regrettably only thought of this fund raising angle 2 weeks before we left and so have not been able to raise anywhere near enough interest. If any of you have the ability to help, even if only by sharing a link to the site then we and more importantly others would be eternally grateful. Contact us or Rotary with your ideas.
We are here and more or less ready for the off. Spent a comfortable and surprisingly cheap (15.00 per person) night in a B&B, with a breakfast that will last us for days - for anyone who knows me - I ate 2 sausages.
A good start - lost outside Canterbury Cathedral and unable to find the North Downs Way, where the VF is supposed to be well sign posted, but after all our travelling we should expect nothing else. No signs and no one who has even heard of either route.