NEWS UPDATE: Peter Britton’s virtual walk continues …

Peter has walked a further 55 miles since last month’s update and he is now 585 miles north of his starting point at Lands End. A couple of weeks ago he crossed the Scottish border. Peter writes a weekly blog on his website at www.walkingforfocal.co.uk where he will talk about the weird and the quirky goings on in the areas he is visiting on his virtual walk. At the time of writing he is a few miles north of Lockerbie and his blog dated 24 November describes the joys awaiting you at Lockerbie Truck Stop, which warring clans took part in the Battle of Dryfe Sands way back in 1593 and how a giant supermarket put the Ecclefechan tart on the map.

Monies donated and pledged to date totals £449 which is slightly short of Peter’s target of raising one pound in total for every mile walked. To donate money, go to his website and click on the Donations link and follow the instructions. To pledge money, go to any blog and leave a comment about what you are pledging. Alternatively, to pledge money, send him an email at peterbritton32@hotmail.com. By Christmas he will have walked about 650 miles. Let’s see if he can get to £650 with a little bit of help from all you good people out there.

The car boot season is now well and truly over, and Peter is delighted to report that the total monies raised in 2018 was £609.40.  During the winter months, if you have an unwanted item of value, and you are happy to donate the sale proceeds to FOCAL, please contact Peter at peterbritton32@hotmail.com who will be happy to try to sell the item on-line for you.