Glennis Hooper: Hopeful we will all be walking on sunshine

Glennis is looking forward to this year's Crazy Hats Walk
Glennis is looking forward to this year's Crazy Hats Walk

As I write the sun is shining, birds are singing and all seems calm and relaxed.

Having endured months of heavy rain and violent storms what a difference a little bit of sunshine makes.

As I sit at my computer writing this week’s column and with one week to go I, like many others, am hoping that we get a repeat performance of sunshine this coming Sunday for our annual walk.

Looking back to last year’s walk, when we were first hit by heavy snow and had to postpone, and then having to experience torrential rain on the re-scheduled date, I think we deserve the weather to be kind to us this year.

However, I was totally amazed at the numbers of hardy walkers who ventured out and to witness the spirit in which they walked; it really was humbling.

Now, with the weather having picked up, we are well and truly ready and entries have been pouring in from across the county, and beyond.

Sponsors and volunteers have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything is in place and we have been reassured by Wicksteed Park the route will be fit for purpose.

We are thrilled that Faryl Smith will be there to sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” prior to the start.

Faryl sang beautifully at my mum’s funeral a few months ago so it is very apt that she should be with us at the walk.

I know it will be emotional but I also know she will give strength to us all as we remember why we are walking.

If your life has been affected by breast cancer in any way please come along and join in; you will be so very glad that you did.

Late entries will be received in the Celebration Suite from 8.30am onwards for a 10.30am start.