Please think pink

LAST YEAR my son and I had our photo taken with Andrea McLean from the programme Loose Women, she was helping to promote the Pink Ribbon Walk which has been held annually for some years.

My son and I are taking part in our seventh annual ten mile walk for Breast Cancer Care on Saturday, May 26.

We do it in memory of my late wife Shirley, who passed away in 2005 with breast cancer, and now we also do it for my daughter who has had breast and bone cancer for the past two-and-a-half years.

Since Shirley passed away we have raised nearly £9,000 for the charity and would like to see if we can make it up to £10,000 this year.

Thank you to all the people around Fernhurst who have already sponsored me this year and in the past, and if anyone feels like making a donation to this worthy cause, please make out a cheque to Breast Cancer Care, or you can also drop any donations into Petworth News, Lombard Street, Petworth, where Jamie, my son, runs the newsagents.

Last year someone nominated me for the Community Awards and I got to meet Fred Dinenage and Observer reporter Clare Hawkin.

I have been a voluntary leader at Walking for Health at the Haslewey Centre in Haslemere for six years now, it is a great way of making friends and keeping fit.

Anyone can join us, we meet on Tuesdays at the Haslewey Centre, leaving at 2,50pm, or High Lane Community Centre, Haslemere at 1pm, or from the Herons Leisure Centre, Kings Road, Haslemere at 11am on Saturdays.

You can contact Martin Osborne at for further information.

Ron Godin

Nappers Wood, Fernhurst