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Weʼre raising £500 to help children in Dornakal, India, receive an education.

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On 23 and 24 August 2021 we; Kirstie Philcox, 11, a pupil at King's School, Gloucester, and her parents Josephine Murray and Ken Philcox, will walk 26 miles of The Clarendon Way from Salisbury Cathedral to Winchester Cathedral, 13 miles a day for two days, to raise money to enable children in Dornakal, India to go to school.

King's School Gloucester has helped Dornakal Diocesan English Medium School for 14 years by donating items such as books, musical instruments and IT equipment, and sponsoring children from disadvantaged famillies who would otherwise be unable to attend the school. Most of the children at the school, aged 4-16, are from the poorest families who struggle to give their child an education. The pandemic has made it even more difficult for these families, many of whom are daily labourers who work in the fields, quarries and mines, to send their children to school.

The photo shows Narasimha, an orphan looked after primarily by the Dornakal school, who is sponsored by King's. We want to raise money to give more children like him an education. It costs between £80 and £120 to sponsor a child for a year including uniform, books, stationery and lunches.

Education is the way out of poverty and over the years children who have had an education in Dornakal have gone on to have trades, become teachers, nurses, doctors, engineers and scientists. In addition, receiving education beyond the age of 11 reduces the likelihood of girls becoming child brides.

The Dornakal school re-opened on 1 August having been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. With your donations we can help more children return to school, and enable the school to buy the books and equipment it needs.

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  • Josephine Murray15 days ago
    Josephine Murray

    Josephine Murray

    15 days ago

    Day two: beautiful Hampshire woods, fields and wild flower meadows. Saw a deer, hare, and fish and an egret in the River Test. Some uphill walking, but spectacular views. Warm but not too hot, especially as route often sheltered by trees. Through fields and woods, water meadows, around the outskirts of Winchester, past Winchester College, Bishop’s palace and Jane Austen's house. Finally at the cathedral, café, then uphill to car to drive home. Ken and I are really proud of Kirstie for walking such a long distance –without complaining!

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  • Josephine Murray15 days ago
    Josephine Murray

    Josephine Murray

    15 days ago

    From Salisbury, The Clarendon Way passes through the Clarendon Park estate, with ruins of the 12th century royal residence Clarendon Palace, in a field of llamas! We walked through woodland, past fields of corn and through villages stopping for lunch at a playground with a fantastic see-saw/roundabout which went round as well as (very high) up and down. The first 13 miles of the walk ended in the village of Houghton. We then walked a couple more miles to reach our Air B and B, and to Stockbridge for dinner and back, so we walked 18 miles!

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  • Josephine Murray15 days ago
    Josephine Murray

    Josephine Murray

    15 days ago

    Finally, we made it to Winchester cathedral, having picked up a walk mascot, a cucumber from a 'help yourself' box outside a house a couple of hours before we reached Winchester.

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  • Rosie Godfrey

    Rosie Godfrey

    Sep 3, 2021

    Great stuff!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 1, 2021

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 31, 2021

    £14.00

  • Emma Ferris

    Emma Ferris

    Aug 30, 2021

    Well done Jo, Ken & Kirstie! A fantastic effort for a fantastic cause 👏👏👏

    £20.00

  • Paula & Dylan x

    Paula & Dylan x

    Aug 26, 2021

    Congratulations on finishing the walk, hope the weather wasn’t too bad! Xxx

    £20.00

  • Hazel, Si, Heidi and Robyn

    Hazel, Si, Heidi and Robyn

    Aug 25, 2021

    Well done!!!!

    £20.00

  • Blastland Family

    Blastland Family

    Aug 23, 2021

    Wishing you lots of good luck for the walk. So impressed, such an amazing thing to be doing!

    £20.00

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