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A new fundraising milestone

by Michael Ford last modified 17 Apr, 2021 12:07 AM

Having walked more than 4 marathons during his first set of 900 laps around Wimborne Minster, charity fundraiser Chris Slocock has completed a second set of laps.

A new fundraising milestone

Chris Slocock is joined by Rector Andrew Rowland, who is carrying a cross as a sign of Christian service to others. Photo by Russell Sach

So how many is it this time?

Minster Press Officer Anthony Oliver says:

"When Chris Slocock started walking around the Minster Church at the end of last September to raise money for the Minster Makes Music Appeal his target was 900 laps and £900 by Christmas to mark the 900th anniversary of the start of the Minster Building (in 1120) as we know it today. This target was achieved on Christmas morning, which also happened to be his birthday!

"He then set himself a further target to walk 416 laps to complete an overall total of 1316 laps by Easter. The new total was to mark the 1316th anniversary of the original foundation of the Minster by St Cuthburga in 705 AD. On Easter Sunday morning, Chris completed his new target after the Covid-safe Parish Eucharist Service in the Minster."

Chris says:

“A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated - our Minster Makes Music Fund is growing - but we have some way to go... donations so far total over £5,000. You can still support the Appeal via the just giving website [here] or place
donations in an envelope Marked Walking 900, in the Church House letterbox next to the Minster."

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