Cath stepping up fundraising efforts with 70-mile walk

Cath Greenlees of Longton
Cath Greenlees of Longton
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Two cathedrals and an abbey will be the focal points of charity trekker Cath Greenlees’ latest long distance walk.

This year Cath, from Franklands, Longton, plans a 70-mile triangular walk from Winchester Cathedral, visiting Romsey Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral and returning to Winchester along the Clarendon Way.

Two years ago she walked the Three Choirs Way, a 100 mile walk linking the cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester. In the past, with her late husband Cliff, she did numerous fundraising walks, including the Tidewater Way, the Whitby Way from York to Whitby and coastal paths on the Isle of Man.

Cath said: “Winchester Cathedral, Romsey Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral have been centres of Christianity from Saxon times and have often given significant support to the poor in their communities. Over the centuries there has been a growing awareness of the global problems of poverty and hardship, and the churches and other religious groups have often taken a lead in offering help.”

Cath’s sponsored walk will raise money primarily for Christian Aid’s agricultural work in Burkina Faso, with other money going to the Friends of Mulawi Orphanage and small charities run by friends of Cath in Uganda.

She will be walking later in August. To support her telephone 01772 613500 or email cathgreenlees@hotmail.co.uk