Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Walking the Green Chain Twice.

This summer's sponsored walk is happening twice.  The first was last week on the hottest day of the year and the second is next week.  The reason for this is due to one person being ill and unable to do the walk last week, it was not due to the immense heat of the day. 

Now this means there is still a chance of others getting involved.  Next weeks team are planning to walk 24 miles of the Green Chain Walk between the Thames Barrier and Nunhead.  Contact Dave on 020 8690 4646 if you want to join in.  A fabulous lunch is provided!

Doing the walk last week reminded me how green South East London is, large parts of the walk are in parks or wooded areas.  It was probably the parks I had not been to before that I liked best, so Maryon Park in Woolwich and Sydenham Hill Woods were highlights!  In fact Sydenham Hill woods provided the coolest part of the hottest day of 2013.  The path took us down to the entrance of a disused railway tunnel, which was shooting out the coolest blast of air.  It was a challenge to move on!

The walk serves a number of purposes.  We raise money for the Feast, our weekly outreach meeting that serves 100 people a 3 course meal.  Each week costs us £150.  The Feast is a remarkable event where people who have suffered much have an opportunity to build genuine friendship and begin to rebuild their lives.  The walk is another moment where those who have benefitted from the Feast can make a difference so we encourage former 'clients' of the Feast to do the walk.

If you don't think that 24 miles is for you, perhaps you would consider giving financially.  One of the easiest ways to give is by text justgiving, all the details are below.
You are able to give by text message through JustTextGiving by Vodafone. Text JRPW24 plus the amount of your donation to 70070 (e.g. JRPW24 £10 or JRPW24 £5).

You can give any of the following amounts by text: £10/£5/£4/£3/£2/£1 & donate a maximum of £30 in one day. Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator's standard rate. The Jericho Road Project will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over & please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms, conditions & more information, visit

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