Tom Benyon

Tom Benyon

Tom's Trek 2012

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My story

[p]Dear Reader[/p] [p][b]Why am I walking from York to Canterbury?[/b][/p] [p]In the autumn of 2010, I walked from Edinburgh to London, then, in July 2011, from Land’s End to London.  This year, in September 2012, I have decided to walk, and write a blog about, the 330 miles from York to Canterbury with echoes of Chaucer’s Tales.[/p] [p]I am now in my seventy-first year.  In the last three years, I will have walked over 1,100 miles for the vulnerable in Zimbabwe.[/p] [p]Why am I doing this?  Because the situation in Zimbabwe is worse than ever.  How else can we draw attention to what is going on? This is an especially difficult task while other disasters and events occupy the media and the attention of the public.[/p] [p]In Zimbabwe several hundred frail and elderly pensioners, whose assets and pensions were comprehensively destroyed by the worst inflation recorded anywhere in the world, are still effectively imprisoned in Mugabe’s randomly brutal and often terrifying police state. Many are now wholly dependent for their very survival on the generosity of ZANE donors.   Despite our vigorous efforts, the desperate needs of those who live in the High Density Areas far outstrip what ZANE can afford.  Over the last few years in Zimbabwe prices have risen 500% and the number of people desperate for help has increased hugely.[/p] [p]If you look at the ZANE website at [url=http://www.zane.uk.com]www.zane.uk.com[/url] you will see the reasons why ZANE is a unique charity in Africa. Please also read the endorsements made by numerous eminent people who have seen something of ZANE’s work.[/p] [p]I pay tribute to our loyal and brave staff in Zimbabwe, who with selfless kindness and for eight long years, have supported so many old and needy people. Please imagine how hard and profoundly depressing it is for them to turn away the poor and the old, the vulnerable and the desperate, because ZANE lacks the resources.[/p] [p]Please will you sponsor me for my next walk this September and really help save lives?[/p] [p]Yours sincerely[/p] [p][/p] [p]Tom Benyon O.B.E.[/p] [p]PS. In 20010/11 ZANE was chosen as one of the Telegraph Media Group’s Christmas charities.  [/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

29 Sep 2012

Charity

Supporters


Nov 17, 2012

Anonymous

Well done Tom, a great effort. I also love reading your diaries after the walk so thanks! Adrian de la Touche

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Nov 6, 2012

Anonomous

Well done

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Nov 4, 2012

Anonymous

Have Just read Zanes "Canterbury Tales". Congratulations on that and on your walk.

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Oct 28, 2012

Stephen O'Brien

ZANE is a wonderful cause and we must act to support it. The situation of the pensioners and families in Zimbabwe is obviously critical and we need to support them.

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Oct 23, 2012

Stephen Martin

Well done again Tom

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Oct 13, 2012

Anonymous

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Oct 5, 2012

The Grahams

Wonderful inspiration to all ages.... and thanks to blog 'The Phraser' for alerting us to your amazing walk...

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Oct 3, 2012

Anonymous

Another great walk to help so many Zimbabweans whose plight is certainly not of their own making. We have enjoyed your blog each day. We lived there for over 30 years and have family still living there.

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Sep 30, 2012

Lex Ross

Well done Tom - wonderful achievement!

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Sep 29, 2012

MJ

Hope I can step up to the mark when I'm 70. Feel I'd struggle walking to the pub @ 45! Inspirational.

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