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On a mission!

“I’m loving it!” says John Evans, who plans to walk a blistering 2,022 miles in 2022 (the equivalent of walking from Torrington, North Devon to Sotisaari in Finnish Lapland) and raise £2,022 for FiG along the way.

We caught up with John on his walk this week – and the good news is he’s still smiling after completing an amazing 784 miles to date!   “I average 5.5 miles a day to reach my target”, says John, “but sometimes, if I’m too busy at work or at home, I’ll skip a day and do a longer walk the next. Today, for example, I plan to walk a marathon (26.2 miles) on a route covering Torrington, Bideford Quay and Westward Ho!. I’ve really got the bug!”

John knew he wanted to support a local small charity and Families in Grief fitted the bill because ‘grief and bereavement is something we don’t talk about enough.’

A HUGE thank you to John who is both losing and gaining pounds – he’s already shed three stone since starting the challenge and raised a fantastic £1,597 for FiG! 💪 Do look out for John on his walks and give him a wave or hoot the horn to help him on his way.  And any donations, however small, would help to keep his spirits high.

We’ll keep you all updated on his progress (virtual) to Lapland!  And you can follow John on his journey throughout the year on Virtual Mission

Want to donate? Click on John’s GoFundMe page!

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