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Salisbury to Rome 2020

1 team member

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Starting in February 2020, Tom and Julie are off on pilgrimage from Salisbury to Rome on foot. The route will take them via the Clarendon Way to Winchester; thereafter the St Swithun’s Way and Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury. From Canterbury they cross the channel by boat via Dover and follow the ancient Via Francigena down through the Pas de Calais, Picardy, Champagne and Franche Compté; crossing into Switzerland at Pontarlier. They then head for Lausanne passing eastward around the Lake Geneva; up and over the Alps by the St Bernard Pass and down into Italy by the Valle d’Aosta. It’s then across the Po Valley, avoiding the heat of the summer, over the Apennines to the coast, and then on to Rome via Siena. The total distance to cover is around 2500 km. [/p][p][br][/p][p]The pilgrimage will be undertaken in stages, leaving time for respite and recuperation in between, but the hope is to reach St Peter’s in Rome by the end of 2020, which of course is the 800th anniversary of the founding of Salisbury Cathedral.[/p][p]You can find out more and track their progress on their web/blog site: www.salisburytorome2020.com .[/p][p]Although their pilgrimage is personal and spiritual reasons, Tom and Julie want to use it as an opportunity to raise money for three Salisbury based charities, with which they have a connection. These are:[/p][p][br][/p][p]· The Stars Appeal – for the Salisbury Hospital from which Julie has recently retired.[/p][p]· The Salisbury Cathedral Choral Foundation – which helps fund places for young choristers at the Cathedral School.[/p][p]· The Wessex Rivers Trust (formerly Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust) – an environmental charity which Tom set up and ran after he left Rio Tinto, which is focussed on conservation and protection of our precious local rivers [/p][p][br][/p][p]Please consider supporting them in this venture by giving as generously as you can. Funds raised will be split equally between the three charities.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Someone recently asked them whether they are intending to walk home again afterwards. They didn’t seem to have an answer![/p]
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Mar 21, 2020

Boetimann Dieneke Tikhoe Elise Thula

Very Impressive, Tom and Julie


Mar 16, 2020

Ed O

Good luck with the trip, amazing effort!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2020

Bob and Mel

Wishing you every success in your challenge and a safe return.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 3, 2020

Jane and David Coates

Best of luck, we are with you in spirit and wish we were there. All the best Jane and David Coates

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2020

Carolyn and David

Such an adventure and personal journey! May the weather get easier as you move along. We'll follow your progress, maybe even meet up with you during the year. Travel safe and well.

Feb 24, 2020

Charles Stephens

I wish I was with you. All good wishes. Charles

Feb 23, 2020

In the name of Mary Jones of The Close

Kindly given by your daughter-in-law whom we met whilst passing through Chawton


Feb 23, 2020


Tom and Julie, I trust ALL the phases will go well and tight lines in May ! Mike

Feb 20, 2020

Steven Pleasance

My very best wishes for your safe journey

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2020


800 years after the founding of Salisbury cathedral seems a good time to do this . Hope the journey fulfills your wishes for it

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Tom and Julie

Tom and Julie