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Charity Trek - I am walking North with Keats!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:26 pm
by keatsbabe
I thought this notice was so worthy and interesting you all could read and support this.


Hi there

I am currently in training for a charity trek I am planning for June and July next year (2008). I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and following successful treatment I needed motivation to get fit and wanted to raise money for my favourite charities. What better challenge to take on than the walk Keats and Brown took in 1818! I can't do it all but intend to walk from Lancaster to Dumfries then travel up to Oban and on to Inverness. My love of Keats work has kept me going through some tough times so I am keen to promote his work too. I have the book Walking North with Keats by Carol Kyros Walker but when I write up my experiences, as I intend to do, I want to take a different angle. I find so much of what Keats says has a relevance today and I want to reflect that.

Would this forum be happy to promote the event? If anyone is interested in taking part I would be happy to hear from them. I have set up a website - - and if anyone would like to sponsor me that would be fantastic. They have only just gone up so you can be the first! I would love to have some Keats fans motivating me!

Suzie Grogan (keatsbabe)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:03 am
by Saturn
This is very interesting keatsbabe.

A very warm welcome by the way.

I would greatly love to be able to help you financially but alas that is impossible given current circumstances but I would encourage anyone who read this that can to do so.

All I can do is send my support and that of everyone here and I have stickied this and brought it to everyone's attention.

Best wishes with your walk I hope it goes to plan :P

I hope you will share your experiences with us :D

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:36 pm
by keatsbabe
Hi there

Thanks for this - I appreciate the promo. I have posted on the site before - I put Elijah Wood forward as Keats! Glad someone recently seemed to agree with me, though I appreciate filmgoers would think 'hobbit' which is not an epithet I would want attached to Keats.

I really would appreciate it if people could give even the smallest amount as the causes I am supporting are very worthy ones. ( I will be sure to share my experiences with you all. I really like this site, and like you I am really keen that more people should discover and enjoy Keats.

Thanks again
Suzie G (Keatsbabe)

Re: Charity Trek - I am walking North with Keats!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:23 pm
by BrokenLyre
Nice pics