Nicola Warwick

My Activity Tracking

100
kms

My target 100 kms

I'm fundraising to support millions affected by lung disease during the coronavirus crisis.

My story:

Thank you for visiting my Take Steps page. This September I'm getting active to raise money to help people with lung conditions get the support they need. I'm fundraising for the British Lung Foundation, the only charity that supports all 12 million people with a lung condition in the UK.

The BLF knows just how difficult the current crisis has been for people with a lung condition. Their Helpline alone has been receiving up to 3x more calls than normal and they're working round the clock to make sure people get the support they need, helping to ease the strain on the NHS. They're publishing up to date advice and information every day but they need support...

Every £57 I raise through my Take Steps pays for a nurse to work on the Helpline for 1 hour, meaning that those in need can receive crucial medical advice and support when they need it most.

Support my challenge by donating or joining my Take Steps team today!

My Achievements

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Distance travelled 10km

Distance travelled 50km

Raised £100

Raised £250

Team amount raised £500

Number of team members (5)

My Updates

Wed 30th Sept ~ my final walk of this challenge from Poplar to Bethnal Green and through Victoria Park

Wednesday 30th Sep
Today I decided I'd walk to Bethnal Green to meet up with some old work colleagues at lunch time, but having taken the route through Mile End Park and up over the Yellow Bridge I arrived in Bethnal Green when they were still working, so decided to take a walk around Victoria Park again and look at things from a different perspective and clock up my final kms ~ reaching 100 this month!

28th September, 2020 ~ I've smashed my fund raising target

Monday 28th Sep
Today I finally managed to achieve that target I've been aiming for, but am happy to say still some people sending donations and I'll be submitting a cheque for the cash I've received as trying to add it online has proved to be a little problematical. So watch this space for the grand total.

Mon 28th Sept ~ the distance difference

Monday 28th Sep
I've finally worked out why (and how) my sister is managing to walk much further than me! She tracks her movement all day, whereas I just work out the distance of my actual walks ~ hence the huge difference! She's done brilliantly to walk so far with COPD and reduced lung capacity ~ we've made a good team between us! Thank you Collette Richoux!

Sun 27th Sept ~ walking in the Olympic Park with friends

Sunday 27th Sep
Today was very cold and extremely windy, but I met with 2 friends ~ one of whom had her 3 month old baby with her ~ so it was a different kind of walk from Stratford Station all through the Olympic Park to their home in Leyton for refreshments!

Sat 26th Sept ~ finally doing a walk with my sister

Saturday 26th Sep
The Babbling Brooks team finally had the chance to meet in London and do a walk from Waterloo, around Westminster and through St. James' and Green Parks ~ one half of the team continued through Hyde Park to Paddington, while I finished my walk home from Canary Wharf!

Thur. 24th Sept. Thanks for cash/cheque donations

Thursday 24th Sep
I would also like to express my thanks to the friends who have been donating in ways other than online ~ all your support has been much appreciated and spurred me on despite increasing pain in my knee!

Mon 21st Sept ~ completed my 60 km

Monday 21st Sep
Even though today's walk was relatively short I've passed my original target of 60 km, but as there are still 9 days of September left I may up my target to 70 km!

Sun 20th Sept circuit of Victoria Park

Sunday 20th Sep
Today a friend joined me to walk around Victoria Park and quite hot sun and with no breeze! Luckily we had the shade of the trees!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Walk ~ Friday 18th September.

Friday 18th Sep
Today I met up with an old work colleague to do a walk around the Olympic Park ~ another lovely sunny day, but with a very chilly wind.

Thur 17th Sept my walk on the Thames Path from Tower Bridge to St Paul's and back

Thursday 17th Sep
A great day weather wise to do this walk and it was bright and sunny with a fresh breeze and not too many people around! So I walked the south side of the river at the start of the walk, crossed the Millennium Bridge and zig-zagged back on the north side ~ a lovely walk.

circuit wallk Thursday 10th September

Thursday 10th Sep
Today, I just did a circuit walk around my local area with the aim of calling into the florist to order a tree for my husbands birthday tomorrow. Managed to achieve this, but they could only deliver today, so when the chap rang me to say he was on his way, I was at the furthest point of my walk, and virtually had to sprint back home and got there just ahead of him! So that was 2 km with a difference!

St Anne's Church ~ Sunday 6th September

Monday 7th Sep
Today I decided to head west through the back streets from where we live to re-visit the church I was married in 45 years ago on what has been a gloriously sunny, blue sky Sunday.

my Canary Wharf walk on Fri 4th Sept

Monday 7th Sep
I'd done this walk mainly to try and get a pedometer to monitor how far I was walking every day, but once I'd given up my search for that was just walking through what is usually an extremely busy area, but like most places in London now was virtually deserted at lunch time!

walking the streets

Sunday 6th Sep
today I did a circuit walk around my area which took me 40 minutes, so my estimated walk was another 2 km, but it would be great to have an old pedometer that didn't need to be linked to a smartphone so I could actually track the number of steps I'm walking each day and be able to make a more accurate assessment of my achievements!

gardening day

Friday 4th Sep
today I was getting a new tree planted and had to prepare the garden and had to cut back lots of shrubs for the guys to get through, so spent a total of 5 hours doing quite back breaking work with no energy left at the end of it to do my walking today!

my walks

Thursday 3rd Sep
I have walked aprox 5 km in the past 2 days, but with no means of measuring it as no phone with App ability! I tried to get a pedometer today with no luck! My aim is to try and walk at least 2 km every day during September.

Thank you to my Sponsors

£60

Nicola Warwick

£52.50

Lindsey

Go Nicky, go!!!

£50

Graham, Karen And Joy

Well done Nicky and Collette for the walking and the fundraising.

£26.25

Suzanne

Enjoy your walk Nicola. Good to see you have made your target.

£25

Jane Mccallum

£25

Mike Warwick

Go for it mum xx

£22.05

Daphne Todd

Well done you two

£20

Gillian Dann

Well done, congratulations, l am very proud of you. Love Gillyxx

£20

Jennifer Spicer

£20

Laura Contini

I'm so proud of you Nicky, you are AMAZING! <3

£20

F Paget

£19.95

Luciana Wilkes

Well done Nicki

£10.50

Julie Simpson

Sending positive thoughts that you reach your target. Xx

£10.50

James Brakeley

Awesome work Nicky! Keep it up!

£10.50

Edward William Godwin

£10.50

Janet Sears

Good luck with your fundraising ! xx

£10.50

Kate Goforth

Well done Nicola!

£10.50

Anonymous

Well done Nicola, best wishes Eileen x

£10.50

Suzy Boardaman

Fantastic cause

£10.50

Jackie Warwick

£10.50

Ursula Stone

Good luck and well done xx

£10.50

Sue Faulkner

Good luck with your walking. It is a good charity to collect for. With love Sue xx

£10.50

Janet Bergonzi

Well done keep on walking Nicola xxx

£10

Sina Kluver

£10

Maureen & Teresa

£10

Mary Nolan

Well done Nicola xx

£10

Jayne Clavering

£10

Bridget Veale. Breda

Well done

£10

Anonymous Anonymous

£10

Nicola Warwick

£10

Christine Coker

Nicola, I am so very proud of you. Wow! Absolutely fantastic. You are a star! Xxx

£10

Cathy Russo

Well done Nicola, you put me to shame! I hope you are enjoying your walking. Hope to catch up soon. Love Cath xx

£10

Ann Mortimor

Sorted! Well done so far

£10

Freda Caudron

£5

Nicola Warwick