It is so inspiring to hear about all the different things our supporters are going to do for CAFOD this Lent! Recently, we were particularly delighted to hear about Nigel Miller‘s Southwark to Canterbury Lenten Pilgrimage from 11 to 15 March.
Nigel is a parishioner at St Joseph’s, Havant, and he has organised the pilgrimage in honour of Saint Thomas of Canterbury, one of the patron saints in Emsworth. He is planning to start after the 8 am Mass on Sunday 11th March 2012 at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark (right next to CAFOD’s HQ btw!) and reaching Canterbury sometime on Thursday 15th.
The stops are planned to be Dartford on the 11th, Strood on the12th, Sittingbourne on the 13th and Dunkirk on the 14th.
What motivated him to walk is that this time last year, due to an injury that persisted for several years, he was unable to walk more than about a mile. But in the past few months his health has improved and he has decided to give thanks to God by walking for Him!
In doing so, he will also be raising money for CAFOD’s Lenten appeal – which is fantastic because his pilgrimage dates fall in the 3-month Aid Match period, so all donations towards Nigel’s challenge will be doubled!
You can sponsor Nigel via his justgiving page.
Please pray for Nigel in support of this venture and if you wish to join him for part of (or all!) the pilgrimage, or text him support while on the road, you can contact him at 07905 823749
All the best to Nigel for the upcoming challenge and we look forward to hearing all about it! Thanks so much for choosing to support CAFOD in this way!