Lent Walk to Ghana

Our Lent challenge this year is walking, cycling, rowing, running with a combined total of miles to make the over-4000-miles from Pudsey to our Mission Partner’s base in Accra, the capital of Ghana!

We’ll need you to send your updates to us by each Friday lunchtime so that we can give an update in the weekly online service as to where we’ve reached – you can report your distance travelled here. Remember that if you’re walking with a friend or other members of your household, you can record the mileage per person (so a 3 mile walk with 2 of you will count for 6 miles).

We also want you to raise money for our Mission Partners IJM and Tearfund – you can do this by a donation or by getting sponsored. We’re hoping to raise £1000 to be split between the two charities, to bring hope and a future in this difficult year. Donations can be made through the link www.pudseyparish.org.uk/walk-to-ghana where Gift Aid can also be added for anyone who pays tax – and you can give that link to anyone who is wanting to sponsor you too.

You can also donate by sending a bank transfer to church (just remember to use the reference “Lent Walk” to make sure it is added into the total – and donations of cash or cheques can be brought into church Monday to Friday mornings 10-12 to be donated too – please just make sure they’re in an envelope marked “Lent Challenge”. You can collect donations from friends and bring them into church (or contact the office to arrange for them to be collected) – or they can donate on the link above online.

There are at least 40 people taking part – so do find out and encourage one another to keep going! We’ll be posting weekly updates on our Facebook page and at the bottom of this page too so you can keep up with where we’ve reached so far – happy walking!!

It’s never too late to join us, if you want to get involved, please sign up here.

Start - Pudsey Parish Church


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Week 1 - Pudsey to Caen, France

We have walked 363 miles so far!

What a fantastic start to our walk - on a short week of only 2 days we've already left the UK!

We have travelled from Pudsey to Caen, France.


Caen is in Normandy in the north of France, it's a city with a population of around 110,000 and is around 120 miles north west of Paris. It's the burial location of William the Conqueror and boasts a castle and 2 abbeys, along with a popular theme park just outside the city.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their walks this week.

If you take any pictures while you're out and about this week, send them to Louise D to be included - we'd love to see what you've been up to!

Donation update

We're doing this walk over lent to raise money for our mission partners, IJM and Tearfund. So far, we have raised:

£285!!

 

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far - don't forget to keep sharing the donation link with your family and friends so we can reach (and smash through) our £1,000 target: www.pudseyparish.org.uk/walk-to-ghana

Week 2 - Caen, France to Oran, Algeria

We walked 978 miles this week, for a total of 1419 miles walked so far!

Amazing progress this week, we started at the north of France and this week have travelled all the way through France and Spain and have left Europe already!

We have travelled from Caen, France to Oran, Algeria.


Oran is in Algeria, at the very northern end of Africa. Oran means 'Lion' and it has a population of over 600,000 people. The climate is much warmer than Pudsey, with an average of only 13 inches of rain a year, and an average temperature of 32 degrees in the summer and 17 in the winter.

Algeria is a very large country, with almost ten times the surface area of the United Kingdom, but hopefully next week we will have left Algeria and moved further south into Africa.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their walks this week.

If you take any pictures while you're out and about this week, send them to Louise D to be included - we'd love to see what you've been up to!

Donation update

We're doing this walk over lent to raise money for our mission partners, IJM and Tearfund. So far, we have raised:

£500!!

 

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far - don't forget to keep sharing the donation link with your family and friends so we can reach (and smash through) our £1,000 target: www.pudseyparish.org.uk/walk-to-ghana