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Lichfield grandfather to walk 412 miles for charity

A Lichfield grandfather is walking 412 miles in 40 days to raise money for two charities.

Peter Phillips, 64, will walk from Lichfield Cathedral to Iona Abbey off the West Coast of Scotland.

Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips

His trek will raise money for Christian Aid and the Iona Community, and will stay with host families and local churches along the way.

Peter said both charities were close to his heart: “I am very aware that there are people around the world who live in very disadvantaged circumstances caused through natural disasters, the ravages of war or the changes in the world’s climate. I know Christian Aid is committed to the millions of people who live in poverty.

“Through planning ahead, if a disaster happens the organisation is in a good position to give practical support straight away, so saving the lives of children and other vulnerable groups.

“For the past 30 years, the Iona Community has been working hard on peace and justice issues for all. Recently, it has been active in lobbying our Government to take more refugees and asylum seekers from Syria, Somalia and from other parts of the world, where people are in fear of their lives.”

People can donate to Peter’s charity walk – which takes place in March online.

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