I’m taking part in an enjoyable charity event this year, in aid of Shining Life Children’s Trust, a small development charity working with women and communities in Sri Lanka, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year.
To mark this milestone, supporters are walking the whole of London’s Capital Ring Walk over the course of the year. The Capital Ring Walk is a 78-mile circular route in 15 sections around London through its finest scenery including open spaces, nature reserves and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest.
We walk one section of the Ring per month, on the 20th day of each month, and people can walk as many or as few sections as they wish over the year. Sections are between 4 – 8 miles, are very accessible by public transport and many are wheelchair and pushchair-friendly.
We generally meet at the start at 11am and are done by about 3pm. Walkers are invited to make a donation of between £10-£20 to the charity per section they walk. For this small donation, you are guided on the walk, given a fairtrade energy bar and experience the warm glow that you are helping to set up a children’s club, or sending health workers to teach a community about basic nutrition and hygiene.
It’s been really enjoyable and interesting discovering parts of London I didn’t know about, and the exercise is good too.
If you are interested in joining us, email [email protected] who’s organising the event. (Some of you will remember Jonathan, partner of Paul Kennington, who was active at St Mary’s a few years back.)
You can find out more about the charity by visiting ww.shininglife.org, about the Capital Ring Walk at www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/capital-ring, and if you want to support the event without walking, then you can sponsor me, because I’m planning on doing the whole thing!
Look forward to hearing from you or walking with us!!