A Horwich based mother and daughter duo have raised more than £10,000 for the development charity CAFOD over the last ten years, and recently embarked on the second half of a 140-mile walking challenge.
Last year Elizabeth and Christine Dewhurst set off to tackle the first half of the Glyndŵr’s Way in Wales. On Saturday 16 September, they returned to complete the latter 70 miles of the walk, taking a week to finish the mammoth walk.
Christine has been supporting CAFOD for 40 years since setting up a CAFOD group in her local parish at St Mary’s, Horwich. When Christine was setting off to walk Hadrian’s Wall in 2007 with her friend, her daughter Elizabeth decided to join in and collect sponsorship for the charity.
Christine said: “It all started when Elizabeth said she’d like to join my friend and I on the Hadrian’s Wall walk in 2007 and raise some money. Since then, we’ve completed ten long distance walks together for CAFOD.
“I’m just conscious that we are very lucky and some people don’t have such luck, which is why it’s great to be able to raise money for CAFOD to help.”
Elizabeth said: “I like supporting CAFOD because they need money to help others. They provide clean water in developing countries, help people to grow their own food and help so that children can go to school.”
Elizabeth has raised more than £10,000 for CAFOD since the 2007 Hadrian’s wall walk, and this year her sponsorship surpassed the £1,000 mark after just a few weeks of fundraising.
Ann Wilson, CAFOD’s local representative in Bolton, added: “Christine and Elizabeth are a great pair and very committed to CAFOD. We’re so grateful for the work they’ve done over the years. We all kept our fingers crossed that the weather stayed dry for them!”
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