A visit from a long-distance walker… and a cause worth supporting
This adventurous chap, Colin Bell from Bodmin, stopped off in Wigmore to chat with some local people on his walk from John’O’Groats to Lands End. If that isn’t tough enough he is carrying a huge green box to advertise the Shelterbox Charity and his route has included scaling Britain’s classic three peaks, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon! Shelterbox, the charity he is fundraising for, sends emergency packs to parts of the world experiencing disasters. They focus very much on practical emergency supplies like tents, tools, cooking utensils, solar lights and water purification kits. To donate text CJOG69 £5 to 70070 or via the JustGiving site. Colin said he has met so many people on his way who put him up for a night, give him a welcome cuppa, or cheer him on his way with a contribution and a chat. He is suffering from a strained ankle but is plodding on doggedly and as of yesterday had reached Okehampton in Devon.