This year I decided that I would walk with purpose. I want to raise money for Chris (The Samaritans) and Grace (Children’s Cancer Unit in Nottingham’s QMC Hospital) whilst walking the Via de la Plata. I’m copying the idea and the foot steps of Ailsa Piper, who advertised herself as a Pilgrim seeking sinners… and she walked off their sins.
The concept of walking by proxy was common place in the Middle Ages; if you could afford it. My offer is open to all and way more affordable… indeed you decide how much you wish to donate.
I plan to walk 1128km from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostella and then Santiago to Fisterra and Muxia on the Atlantic Coast. I’m not sure I like the ideas of sins so instead I’ll carry with me your regrets, burdens, worries, hopes, dreams or wishes.