The money has been collected and counted. My brother and I raised £2553.20 in the end. So thankyou to everyone who donated and especially to my cousin Angela (who I know reads this blog). She set to on fund raising with military precision and determination, rallying the large and sprawling family to which I belong.
Just to put the amount in context, £1ooo covers the cost of a hospice night nurse for two weeks. He or she will provide vital care and support for many terminally ill patients and their families during that time.
I'm really proud to have run for Help the Hospices and proud of everyone who gave so generously in these financially tight times.
You are stars!
And just being cheeky, our Just Giving site is active for another couple of weeks I suspect, so if you've just read this and felt a pang of regret at not donating at the time... you still can!
Contracts have been signed (after lengthy negotiations... my agent is wonderful!) and work recommences on Book2... I'm off to write. I confess to having a fuzzy head today after drinking champagne and eating chocolate cake with the lovely Smailes clan to celebrate!