We're pretty amazed by 12 year old Michael Turner from Winchester who is planning a 115 mile sponsored walk this May half term and has already raised £17,500 in sponsorship money for the CF Trust. Wow!
Michael, who goes to The Pilgrims’ School in Winchester, is doing the walk because his 4 year old cousin Maddie was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) 18 months ago.
It will take Michael 7 days to complete the walk, leaving Farnham railway station on Friday 28 May and finishing at Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday 3 June. His father, grandfathers and uncle will join him for a day or two along the route, which is the modern incarnation of the old Pilgrims’ Way.
The Pilgrims' Way was the historic route taken by pilgrims from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury in Kent. Much of the traditional route of the Pilgrims’ Way is now part of the modern road network and walkers wishing to follow it to use the North Downs Way as an alternative.