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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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Jun 12, 2021

Carly . A

Its amazing what you're doing for Men's mental health. I've sadly lost a very good friend to suicide and nearly lost another. I hope Men can shake off the stigma and access support when needed.


Jun 09, 2021



Jun 08, 2021

Kaziunda Dunda from Edenbridge

Go Rojukas it Lewiukas!


Jun 08, 2021



Jun 06, 2021

Dave Pitt

Well done Lewis! Sorry I wasn?t able to join you this time, but I was with you in spirit! All the best, Dave ?


Jun 05, 2021

Jackie Martindale

Well done Lewis . Another successful walk.


Jun 05, 2021


Covid has particularly hit many men?s psychological well being. So difficult for many to continue providing when their mental health has been effected, so thank you for raising awareness and money towards a great cause. x


Jun 05, 2021

Sir Geoffroy


Jun 04, 2021


Good Luck Lewis xxxx


Jun 04, 2021

Sandy and Mike

Congratulations to all who participated in this amazing event and the great coverage of the issues surrounding Men's Health by the media. Lewis is inspirational and a great ambassador for the charity and was also a good companion to meet and walk with.


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 2,525.25

Direct donations


Raised offline 486.00

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