“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.