African charity ZANE: Tom Benyon OBE and his team set off again to raise money

Ambleside - Adrian Warren & Dae Sasitorn/www.lastrefuge.co.uk

Ambleside – Adrian Warren & Dae Sasitorn/www.lastrefuge.co.uk

(March 2015: Relaunch of a piece about ZANE’s 2014 walk.)

Tom Benyon OBE has decided it’s the perfect time to strike out on another walk to raise money for the charity ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency).

England is all sunshine and has been for a while.  Half the population is draped across greenery under the nearest available sunbeam.

It’s the sensible thing to do … unless you’re Tom.

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African charity ZANE: They’ve done it …. again!

The Benyons

Tom Benyon OBE, his wife Jane, and dog, Dinah arrive at the Martyrs Memorial in Oxford

(March 2015: Relaunch of a piece about the end of ZANE’s 2014 walk.)

Tom Benyon OBE, his wife Jane, and their young dog Dinah have covered between them over 260 miles in 22 days to raise money for ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency).

I have not.

Clothes lifeless, feet blistered, head blurred, sense of humour evaporated, I climb the last few steps of the Martyrs’ Memorial in Oxford …

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African charity ZANE: Tom Benyon OBE has fundraising walk planned

Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane on the last day of their walk from York to Canterbury 2012

Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane on the last day of their walk from York to Canterbury 2012

(March 2015: Relaunch of a piece about plans for ZANE’s 2013 walk.)

Help! He’s at it again – Tom Benyon OBE, a man in his prime, is about to set off on another charity walk.

The route, programmed to take less than a month, is Holyhead to Oxford – just under 280 miles.

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