Richard Finn

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Fundraising for The Dominicans
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Event: Coast-to-Coast Walk for Dominicans' training fund, from 26 July 2014 to 5 August 2014
Participants: Benedict, David, Sam, Toby
The Dominicans

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190 miles in 12 days – that is the target we have set ourselves!  

Five friars including me will be undertaking the gruelling coast-to-coast trek across England, passing through the challenging terrain of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and Moors between 24 July and 6 August, 2014.

We are fundraising for the training of new brothers in our religious order. The Dominican Friars have seen a surge in vocations in recent years, and as a consequence the costs of training these young men in Cambridge then Oxford over 7 years before priestly ordination has exceeded our funds. There is a £1 million gap to fill, so we are donning our walking boots to kickstart our fundraising campaign!

Among our number will be two friars in training, Sam Burke and Toby Lees. We walkers will be supported by members of the congregation from Blackfriars, Cambridge, who will provide back-up from their camper van – offering sticking plasters, tea and coffee, and perhaps the occasional nip of something stronger! We are inviting others to join us for all or part of the route, as well as to sponsor us through this JustGiving page!

Full details of our itinerary etc can be found at

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About the charity

The Dominicans

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RCN 231192
We are Dominican friars, blessed with vocations, who have ministered in Britain since 1221. We form part of a large religious order in the Catholic Church, active in over 100 countries. We are called ‘Dominicans’ after St Dominic, who founded us in 1216. In 2021 we celebrate 800 years in Britain.

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