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Hereward Charity Challenge

Hereward Charity Challenge

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Hereward Rising!

Cathedral to Cathedral – the Hereward Charity Challenge

Peterborough to Ely along the Hereward Way Long Distance Walking Path - 2nd & 3rd June 2021

Historical Fundraising Event in aid of ManHealth

The WakeHereward Project, a community project established in 2013 ‘to raise the profile of the folk hero Hereward the Wake across his native Fenlands and beyond’ has teamed up with long-distance charity walker and living-history re-enactor Lewis Kirkbride who will perform the role of Hereward to hike a section of the Hereward Way Long Distance Walking Path across the Fens in a fundraising campaign for the organisation ManHealth who provide support for men who are experiencing mental health issues. 

Cathedral to Cathedral

Lewis’ journey along the Hereward Way Long Distance Footpath will begin at Peterborough Cathedral and end at Ely Cathedral, covering some forty miles across the open Fenlands over two days. He will be joined by historian David Maile of the WakeHereward Project and the pair will be setting off from Peterborough Cathedral at 10am on Wednesday 2nd June.

Join Us!

We hope other re-enactors and anyone who is interested will join Lewis and David on this epic venture and support the cause for Hereward and for ManHealth charity. Come march with them by rendezvousing at Peterborough Bishop’s Road Car Park next to the Lido in the city centre from 8am on Wednesday 2nd June, they will leave the Car Park at 8:45am and march to the Cathedral main entrance along Bridge Street. At 10am they then head off on their journey along the Hereward Way, if you want to join them for that then make contact, details are below.


ManHealth is a Community Interest Company based in County Durham providing peer support for men suffering depression and mental health issues. Statistics show that 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders – just over three quarters of all suicides are by men – suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35 – 87% of rough sleepers are men – men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women.

For more information on ManHealth services visit

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David Maile - WakeHereward Project:

Louise Littlewood – ManHealth:

Lewis Kirkbride:


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May 16, 2021


May 16, 2021

Gail Lewis

Great cause and I just loved the friendly roman soldier... Embodies guys being tough even tho beneath the armour they may be not x


May 16, 2021



May 14, 2021


Looking forward to seeing you off again. What you're doing, encouraging us to talk about our mental health and importantly listening those those that need to share is awesome. Oh yeah, there's the walk too. That's cool.


May 11, 2021

Theresa McKnight

Good Luck


May 06, 2021

Cllr David Hall

Best of luck with the Fundraising!


May 04, 2021


From walkers by the river between Page Bank and Sunderland Bridge


May 02, 2021

Keren and Stephen Hall

Good luck Lewis on your challenge


May 01, 2021


Good Luck Lewis and companions! Peterborough is our birthplace, but we prefer hilly Halifax! Love from Tracy & Pat (Sarah's Mum & Nanna )


May 01, 2021


Good luck Sir Walter! ?


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 1,261.24

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Raised offline 486.00

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