First Day Completed!

Well, we managed to get to Hunstanton in one piece and instead of the 12 miles one of the ladies with us has an ‘app’ on her phone that reckons we’ve done 14 miles!!! My feet feel fine but my hips are a bit achy. The last hour was difficult but your thoughts kept me putting one foot in front of the other. But what a beautiful area and the lager at the pub as we finished was so good. As for the tortoise and hare bit, on this occasion I’m pleased I was the hare as the poor ladies in the slower group got hit by a sudden storm and were wet through by the time they reached us. But everyone is still in high spirits and have the belief that we can conquer the second day. June x

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The Challenge begins

Here we are in our pink outfits, Teresa, me and Julie raring to set off. We’re heading from Burnham Deepdale along the coast towards Brancaster and then onto Hunstanton. There are some lovely ladies here and our guides are very friendly and supportive. We’ve been split into two groups and I’ve opted for the quicker group! Will that be my downfall? Tortoise and hare springs to mind. But never mind, I know I’ve got all that support from home and thank you for the messages that are still coming in. They are being forwarded to me and will help the tired legs focus this afternoon. More to follow later! June x

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Donations reach 4 Figures!

Hi my wonderful friends.

Well it’s happened I’ve reached and passed the £1000.00 mark in donations for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I never thought that £500.00 would be achievable but you kind generous people have pushed on and on and my total currently stands at £1005.00. It’s at times like this you begin to realize just how many people’s lives this cancer has touched. I know you have shared similar experiences to me and some much worse and for that reason I will be taking you all with me in my thoughts when I set out on Saturday morning. This response will make a difference for Breakthrough and I am so honoured to be making this walk on your behalf. So please, keep a check on my Just Giving site and see the updates or re-visit these pages where more detailed exploits will be posted.

But a big, big Thank You to one and all. June xx

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Target Reached!

This is a proud moment for me to inform you that I have reached my online target of £500.00 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. In fact I’ve actually received £610.00 in donations online on my Just Giving site and you kind people have given a further £250.00 in cash at the Cattery. Yes, my current total is £860.00! How did that happen! I am so humbled by the donations and know you have dug deep to make this challenge one to remember and I would like to think I am doing this walk on behalf of you all. I know all of your thoughts will keep me going and help me over those last few miles. If you still wish to donate please follow this link Burrell/ and you will be taken to my just giving site. Follow the instructions on the site. But thank you, thank you my kind friends. June x


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Update – Norfolk Challenge

Thanks to you kind hearted people I currently have raised a whopping £405.00, of my £500.00 target, online for Break Through Breast Cancer. So Thank You, Thank You for helping me to direct some money towards this worthy cause.

Two weeks today I will be out on the second day of walking but with 12 miles behind me that means only another 12 to do and an achievement not only for me but for all the other ladies taking part in this walk.

So now, with only 12 days to go before I start out I need one last push to reach my online £500.00 target. So if you haven’t had chance to visit my online Just Giving website then please follow this link and it will take you directly to the site. For those of you who have already donated, please visit my site and see the donations and comments. I am so humbled by the kind thoughts you have left for me and they will help me cover those last few miles that I know will be the hardest of all – thank you all for being so generous.

Kindest wishes,

June x                                                                                          june3

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June’s Norfolk Coastal Challenge

Well, several months ago a discussion with some friends led to me agreeing to participate in a 24 mile walk for charity. The walk, the Norfolk Coastal Challenge, takes place over the weekend of 23rd/24th August in the area of Brancaster, Hunstanton and Sandringham, with us aiming to complete 12 miles each day. Now whilst I have walked in the past it is some time since I have been as adventurous as this and I know I’ll be ready for my bed each night! The charity we will be undertaking this walk for is BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER ( and you can find out more about them by clicking on this link )

Having had a scare in the recent past the episode made me really aware of what we ladies go through. The not knowing, the anxiety, trying to find out facts of what if’s and the but’s and how will it change my life! All these thoughts and much more were going through my mind and on this occasion I wept with joy at being given ‘the all clear’, but it certainly concentrates your mind and little else matters. It’s very personal too, who do you tell, how much do you tell, what effect will it have on your loved ones around you? It is amazing what goes through your mind at this stressful time. Since then we have friends who have not been as fortunate as me and I feel so wholeheartedly for them.

So please, help me raise some money for this really worthwhile charity by sponsoring my Norfolk Coastal Challenge walk. After all, you never know when they may be required to help you or a member of your family.

You can donate on my Just Giving website by clicking on the following text  and following the instructions on the page. Or call in at the Cattery, where I have an old fashioned sponsorship form, which can be hand filled in.

I will continue to add an item or two about my experience and the challenge but thank you for reading my message.






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Watch this space!

Recent visitors to The Bythams Cattery will have noticed our new pens are up and running. Further news to follow on our East Wing extension.

And our June has been limbering up for a little stroll she was talked into taking part in for the Breakthrough for Breast Cancer challenge, which takes place in Norfolk in August. We will be adding more information regarding the event and the strict training regime June is currently adhering to in order to be ready for the 26 miles to be covered in two days!

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Happy Birthday The Bythams Cattery

Monday 17th March 2008, St Patrick’s Day the first day The Bythams Cattery opened for business. Here we are 6 years later having doubled our original twelve pens and having made many new friends along the way, both human and four legged. You are too many in number to name here, but we thank you, both new and original ‘old’ friends for supporting us over this 6 year period and for promoting our business amongst your family and friends.

Please raise a glass to ‘The Bythams Cattery’, Happy 6th Birthday!

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Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our customers past and present a very Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you and our feline friends throughout 2014.

June, Vicki, Reg & Darren.

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