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    Weʼve raised £310 to Sponsored walk from Winchester to Canterbury in memory of Ian Squire

    Hampshire, Surrey and Kent ... and Africa.
    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    WALK COMPLETED ON 14TH JUNE 2018. DONATIONS STILL WELCOME.

    For many years a highly qualified optician by the name of Ian Squire had led a team of eye specialists to Africa to provide free optical help and glasses for needy people there - effectively restoring sight to the blind and near blind in many cases. Last Autumn he and his team were kidnapped and, although in the end most of them escaped safely, Ian himself was killed.

    Apart from his missionary and charitable activities, he was a devoted family man and a highly respected optician serving the population of and around his home town of Shepperton, very near to my own home town of Sunbury and we had many mutual acquaintances.

    I wish to do something to perpetuate his memory and in the process help to continue the work that he started.

    Since Ian was largely motivated in his work by his religion and I myself am a fairly enthusiastic cross-country walker, I felt that my walking the traditional "Pilgrims' Way" from Winchester to Canterbury and asking for donations in sponsorship of this, would be an appropriate response. I will be doing this in the course of this coming Summer and am calling on all who think this worthwhile to donate accordingly.

    I am of fairly advanced years and the path is 120 miles long, so I will not be doing it in one continuous hit, but in a series of separate "legs", each of about three days walking with a few days rest in between them. I will be starting out in the last week of April and hopefully finishing by early June.

    Please donate generously at:

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-stephenson-pilgrimsway

    Thank You.

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    • Richard Stephenson1 year ago
      Richard Stephenson

      Richard Stephenson

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Donations still coming in, so have extended this page up to the end of August. Many thanks to all who have donated. If you would like a copy of the day to day write-up of the whole walk and/or some of the photos then send me an email address to send them to.

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    • Richard Stephenson1 year ago
      Richard Stephenson

      Richard Stephenson

      1 year ago

      I'm delighted to say that my sponsored walk/pilgrimage from Winchester to Canterbury is done. My "Pilgrims Passport" was stamped at Canterbury Cathedral at 3 pm yesterday (14th June) after a total of twelve days actual walking. Detailed write-up and photos of the journey to be available in due course. The "Just Giving" page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-stephenson-pilgrimsway will remain open until mid-July to receive any further donations. Very many thanks to all who have helped and supported me on the way.

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    17

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 22, 2018

      Fantastic effort - Ian would have been proud

      £50.00

    • Eluned Russell

      Eluned Russell

      Jun 16, 2018

      Well done.

      £30.00

    • Julia Dixon

      Julia Dixon

      Jun 13, 2018

      Hope it goes well x

      £20.00

    • Jonathan Jefferis

      Jonathan Jefferis

      May 26, 2018

      Keep going! Best of luck, Jonathan

      £20.00

    • R MESSUM

      R MESSUM

      May 13, 2018

      Carry on with the good work!

      £10.00

    • Shelagh Mott

      Shelagh Mott

      May 13, 2018

      A nice day for walking today....

      £15.00

    • Paul Mott

      Paul Mott

      May 13, 2018

      Half way now...

      £10.00

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    Hampshire, Surrey and Kent ... and Africa.

    Sponsored walk from Winchester to Canterbury in memory of Ian Squire

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