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Kim Swithinbank

Finding Ourselves in France

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Penelope and Kim Swithinbank are 2 retired Vicars celebrating their first full year of retirement with a number of adventures! This one seemed ripe for being a fund-raising exercise as well. We have known of the work of IJM for a number of years, since Gary Haugen was a member of our church in Northern Virginia. We want in particular to support their work against trafficking.[/p][p]We’ve adjusted the date to now be the day we should reach the Atlantic!![/p][p][b]Event details - Walking from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic[/b][/p][p]We will leave Portiragnes Plage on 2nd of June and aim to arrive in Cap Breton around the end of the month, a distance of around 500km. We will be carrying all our belongings but staying in B&B and similar accommdations. Some of the walk is relatively easy along the Canal du Midi. Some is more challenging, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. We are obviously funding the entire trip ourselves but thought some might like to follow our progress and support a worthwhile cause.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

28 Jun 2018


Jul 9, 2018


What an amazing feat, so proud of you x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2018



£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2018

Camilla and Ted

Dear Penelope and Kim So inspired by your walk and it reminded me of walking the Camino with a friend straight out of school ... we never found markets either.. or food.. it was wine and glucose tablets! Well done and bless you, I loved time at Mays Farmx

Jul 1, 2018

John and Marilyn

What a great achievement for an outstanding cause!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2018

Jennie Oyola

Tried to donate earlier but got hung up. Hope it works this time. Congratulations on completing your adventure!


Jun 29, 2018


Huge congratulations to you both... extraordinary achievement. And looking forward to Penelope's book. Please!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2018

Kirk Wulff

Rest, restore, and get a great massage. I'm so inspired by your commitment to this effort. May God multiply your effort 10, 100, or a 1000 fold


Jun 28, 2018


Hats off to you both- a tough challenge for a great cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2018


Jun 27, 2018


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid