Generous Conventioners have donated £540 towards James Adams’ fundraising walk in aid of the Derwent Project – in the last two months.
The 78-year-old Convention volunteer will be tackling the famous Santiago de Compostela walking challenge later this month. He told Keswick Ministries that his training involves walking 100 miles a week.
“I’ve got all my accommodation and travelling booked – and I’m raring to go!” he said.
The 470-mile walk starts in Saint Jean Pied, in France, and will end in Santiago, in Spain. James expects the challenge to take more than one month, but he is delighted to be joined by fellow Convention volunteer Ray Smith for around four days of the journey.
Further along on the route James will then be joined by a friend from Great Harwood, Lancashire, and the pair will complete the final 60 miles together.
James has previously shared his reasons for completing the walk: “First and foremost, it is a pilgrimage and as such I want to commune with God and to find out what He has in store for me on the next stage of my life. Second, I hope and pray that people will respond in a positive way to raise funds for the Derwent Project.”
James will fly from Manchester to Bilbao, and then travel by bus to Bayonne and then onto the starting point of St Jean Pied de Port. He will start the walk on April 26 and will return home on May 31.