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Kim Swithinbank

Penelope and Kim Swithinbank are 2 retired Vicars celebrating their first full year of retirement with a number of adventures! This one seemed...

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Penelope and Kim Swithinbank are 2 retired Vicars celebrating their first full year of retirement with a number of adventures! This one seemed ripe for being a fund-raising exercise as well. In September Kim will be joining a group of about 17 men from our church in Combe Down to build a barn in Transylvania to help a group of Romany people become self-sufficient farmers.

Event details

Walking from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

We will leave Portiragnes Plage on 2nd of June and aim to arrive in Cap Breton around the end of the month, a distance of around 500km. We will be carrying all our belongings but staying in B&B and similar accommdations. Some of the walk is relatively easy along the Canal du Midi. Some is more challenging, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. We are obviously funding the entire trip ourselves but thought some might like to follow our progress and support a worthwhile cause.

Event date

02-June-2018 00:00  - 
29-June-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Well done in all senses in getting to the Atlantic and what an adventure you have had.
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Nous sommes très proud of vous. Vive la mum et dad! X
Donation by RRWSx
on 17-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
God bless you both on every step of the journey, we continue to pray your time walking across France - rain or shine! We are so thankful for your kindness to us. Love from NSP! Sarah and Nathan
Donation by Nathan and Sarah
on 17-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Love you! So glad you’re doing this and love having the chance to support an awesome cause. Proud of you guys xoxo
Donation by Victoria Ro
on 16-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Cheering you on this wonderful adventure!
Donation by Peter and Margaret
on 15-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
God Speed!
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Enjoy the French countryside!
Donation by Martin and Amanda
on 27-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Have a fabulous time...bon voyage!
Donation by Wendy and Tom
on 21-05-2018
Have a wonderful adventure and don’t snap any more tendons! Love to you both, Fiona
Donation by Fiona Melville
on 21-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £580.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £580.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £700.00

Donations closed

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