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Pounding the pavements to raise pounds for CAAT

Robin Lane, of St. Stephen’s Church in Dulwich, recounts a sponsored walk from the leafy suburbs to the heart of the speculative city.

On Saturday, 7 August, myself and Ian Pocock completed a walk to raise funds for Campaign Against the Arms Trade CAAT). We walked a total of 6.2 miles, starting at St. Stephen’s church in Dulwich, and finishing at the Stock Exchange in the City.

Robin and Ian at the beginning of their walk

The idea for the walk came about after I had decided on a walk to raise funds for St. Stephen’s. However, I soon decided on a joint walk to raise funds for CAAT also. I wanted to bring the message to the congregation that the arms trade is an unnecessary evil, and to impress upon them the importance of world peace.

I was pleased by the response I got, with around 80 percent of supporters opting to support both the church and CAAT, including both the curate and vicar. In fact, the curate and his wife had previously attended a CAAT protest at the Millennium Dome! Each sponsor also received a CAAT leaflet.

After strolling through leafy Dulwich, and luckily missing the earlier rain, we soon hit the Walworth road, and made our way up to the Elephant and Castle, a contrast from the peacefulness of Dulwich Village; and only a couple of miles between them!

Journey's end - Robin and Ian outside the stock exchange

As we made our way across the river we could see St. Paul’s Cathedral, our destination on the first leg of the walk. A short walk across Paternoster Square brought us to the Stock Exchange, our final destination. The walk took about two hours in all. We are pleased to have raised several hundred pounds.
 
Any further donations can be made at http://my.artezglobal.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=301677.

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