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James Melville

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Weʼre raising £3,400 to to raise funds for Cress UK and The Acorn Appeal

Salisbury, Wilts

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On 5th September I plan to walk the Clarendon Way (also part of the Monarch Way) from Winchester Cathedral via Salisbury Cathedral to Great Wishford.

The funds I hope to raise will go to CRESS, a local charity which helps South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda by providing support for education, a medical clinic and agriculture training, and The Acorn Appeal, launched by Acorn Education Trust (of which Great Wishford Primary School is a part) for pupils and families suffering as a result of the pandemic.

- Cress UK will use the funds to purchase a range of clinic equipment from infra-red thermometers, blood pressure meters and stethoscopes to more basic baby tables, chairs and basins and agricultural equipment such as insect sprays, water barrels and basic tools such as hoes.

- The Acorn Education Trust will use the funds to buy items such as school uniforms and basic stationary so the children can return to school in the Autumn feeling valued, cared for and that they belong.

The route is approximately 54 kilometres or 34 miles long. The challenge is to cover this in one day, starting early in the morning from Winchester and finishing late at Wishford Primary School. This will mean approximately 12 hours walking, not including breaks.

The Clarendon Way is a well-known route between the two Cathedrals and has been trodden by pilgrims for many years. The Monarch Way is less well known and is so-called after Charles II fled from his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Fortunately I don't intend to do the whole of his route which is a total of 615 miles! King Charles' escape route overlaps with the Clarendon Way for about two-thirds of the walking before turning North and rejoining us at Great Wishford.

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 21, 2020

      Well done, Jamie - glad it was fun! With love, Pippa G

    • Anonymous


      Sep 17, 2020

    • Boo


      Sep 15, 2020

      Well done Jamie! Lots of love, Boo, Sammy, Alice and little Molly xxx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 8, 2020


    • Naomi


      Sep 8, 2020

      Fabulous walk Jamie - glad it all went well :-)


    • Justin's sister in law.....

      Justin's sister in law.....

      Sep 7, 2020

      Well done - and fabulous causes.

    • Martin Gairdner

      Martin Gairdner

      Sep 7, 2020

      Rather late, I am afraid. Hope you made it OK.


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