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GUY GOES
NORTH

Land’s End to

John O’Groats 2022

Wednesday 27th July, Land’s End -

Monday 10th October, John O’Groats


Miles: 1050

Days: 65 walking (plus 10 rest days)

In aid of four charities:

(1) Awards for Young Musicians

(2) Bingham and District Choral Society

(3) Framework

(4) Southwell Minster (Eco Projects)

Contact: guyscottturner@gmail.com

 

My initial aim is to raise £10,000: £2,500 each for the four charities - but that is just the initial target...

I'm funding all the costs of the trip myself (seeing it as an eleven week walking holiday!), so ALL sponsorship money will go to the chosen charities listed below.


My accommodation is a mix of homestays with friends or friends-of-friends, and hotels and B and Bs. If you know anyone along the route who might put me up and save me the cost of a hotel, please let me know. 


If you would like to join me for a day or more of the walk, please get in contact.

A list of stopping places and walking companions is on the route page.

 

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£7413.85

Total donations so far (including Gift Aid)

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AWARDS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

£2034.35

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BINGHAM CHORAL SOCIETY

£1397.25

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FRAMEWORK

£2578.00

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SOUTHWELL MINSTER (ECO PROJECTS)

£1396.25

 

THE CHARITIES AND HOW TO SPONSOR

People who wish to sponsor can choose which Charity they would like to support and make a donation via the links above.


Donations are welcome at any time. You are welcome to donate before the walk starts, at the finish point, or any point in between. You can think of an amount that is per day or per mile (eg: 5p per mile comes out as £52.50) or just come up with an amount you would like to give.


If Guy is prevented by illness or injury from completing the walk, all monies already given will still go to the charities and will not be recoverable. (If this does happen, Guy’s up front costs are insured and he will donate the insurance money to the charities).

To read more about the four charities, see below.

 

Awards for Young Musicians (AYM)

Musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn't. AYM is here to change this.


AYM supports talented young people from low-income families, helping them to overcome financial and social obstacles. From funding instruments to lessons, to transport, whilst expanding their musical networks and giving them opportunities to perform, we do anything and everything we can to give holistic, tailor-made support to young people in need. Guy’s daughter Hannah is Awards Programme and Operations Manager for AYM.

 

Bingham and District Choral Society (BDCS)

BDCS is a non-audition SATB choral society of about 90 voices, performing four concert a year. Guy has been the choir’s conductor since 2015.

 

Framework

Framework is a charity providing housing, health, employment advice, support and care services to people with a diverse range of needs across Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, North and North East Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield – more than 16,000 each year. Working to end homelessness and tackle disadvantage we aim to empower people to build better, more independent futures: during our first two decades we helped around 200,000 people change their lives and overcome homelessness, addiction, mental ill-health and unemployment. In common with thousands of other people, Guy has  supported Framework for many years.

 

Southwell Minster Grounds Eco Project

For the last fourteen years Guy has sung as a Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir at Southwell. The Minster is an accredited eco-Cathedral, and is working in partnership with the environmental charity A Rocha. Money raised by sponsorship will all go towards projects concerned with ecological projects in the Minster’s various grounds – including the gardens of the Archbishops’ Palace and Sacrista Prebend Retreat House, Potwell Dyke Grasslands and Higgons Mead, as well as the Minster grounds themselves.

 

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and daily blogs during the trip

 
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