This might give an idea of how hot it is – Stonehenge, England
Today one man and his wife start their walk to raise money for strangers many miles away.
It’s hot and it’s humid in England – the Istanbul side of warm – but that won’t stop them. As the rest of us flop in the shade they are off on their 142 mile walk. The route is from one side of the country to the other, and the aim is to raise money for those upturned by Zimbabwe’s waves of chaos.
Rest point on a ZANE fundraising walk
Tom Benyon OBE has returned from a trip to Zimbabwe where he met many of those who work for, and who support, the charity he founded – ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency).
He describes his recent trip as mixture of sadness and joy.
Tom Benyon OBE (ZANE), his wife Jane and their dog Leah, reach the end of their 2013 fundraising walk for ZANE
(March 2015: Relaunch of a piece about the end of ZANE’s 2013 walk.)
He hit the finish at pace. Tom Benyon OBE, his wife Jane and dog Leah strode the final mile to the Martyrs’ Memorial in Oxford in full sunshine and right on schedule.
They had covered well over two hundred and fifty miles on foot from Holyhead to Oxford and they had raised, again, thousands of pounds for the bereft in Zimbabwe.