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Annual Sponsored Pilgrimage 2017

On the 29th April – 1st May, a number of volunteers will be walking approx. 20 miles per day for one, two or three days along the Pilgrims Way across the North Downs – between Winchester and Dorking.

This year the Sponsored Walk will help fund the construction of 3 new classrooms at Destiny Junior School in Uganda and support the WAIT team’s trip to The Philippines in July to teach awareness of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and online sex trafficking!

We invite you to join us in whatever way you can. Whether it's for one day or all three days, you are very much welcome! If walking isn't for you you can always support us by sponsoring someone who is walking or donating directly through JustGiving.

A sponsorship form is available for those who wish to collect sponsors. Download the sponsorship form here!


Walk Details:

April 29th: meet at Winchester Cathedral 7.30am, walk starts 8.00 towards Alton (21 miles). Staying overnight at Travelodge in Four Marks (near Alton). Room for 8 people max, around £25 per person.

April 30th: meet outside Farnham railway station 9.30am, walk starts 10am. Late lunch at the Pilgrim's Rest Pub in Puttenham (7 miles). Camping overnight in the forest. Day walkers can walk into Guildford (5 miles) (and take train back to London).

May 1st:  meet 3rd day walkers 9.30am at Pilgrims Way crossing. Walk to Puttenham Heath to Gomshall (18 miles), and meet transport around 6-7pm or take a bus into Dorking.

Items to bring:

  • Good walking boots or shoes.
  • Rain jacket
  • Energy bars, nuts, apples, etc.
  • Bottle of water
  • Rucksack (small for day walkers!)
  • Sleeping bag, toothbrush, etc. for campers
  • Minimum 4 pairs of socks (for 3 day walkers)
  • Minimum £30 (for 3 day walkers)
  • Snacks
  • Sun cream

sponsoredwalk2016Group photo of the sponsored walk in 2016 

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a Child

Our child sponsorship program supports the children at Destiny Junior School. Your sponsorship will provide a daily meal, supplies, and help in the expansion of the school. You can also sponsor a teacher to help pay for their salaries.

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Contact Info

  •  14 Petten Grove, Orpington, London BR5 4PX, U.K
  •  01689 873317