Derek’s 100 mile challenge for Uganda

Monday May 11th 2020

The Rev Canon Derek Kerr.

The Rev Canon Derek Kerr, rector of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion, has set himself a challenge of walking 100 miles in support of Fields of Life.

Richard Spratt, Fields of Life Chief Executive, has come up with the idea of walking the 6,064 miles from his home to the Fields of Life Office in Uganda to raise awareness and funds in the fight again coronavirus in Uganda.

This initiative is already being embraced and supported by a team from Christ Church Parish, Lisburn, whose planned trip to St Apollo School in Luwero Diocese, Uganda, has had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Derek has pledged £100 to walk 100 miles of this 6,047 mile hike. Announcing his plans in a Facebook post, Derek said he has already started on this challenge, doing a daily 7.3 mile circuit which he hopes to increase when he gets more used to walking!

Derek encourages anyone who wishes to support the initiative to visit Richard Spratt’s Just Giving page to make a donation, rather than send money to him, but if they want to identify that they are linked to Derek they can do so and he will hope to keep a tally of the money his 100 mile challenge raises towards Richard’s total.

Derek also encourages anyone who is a walker, or wants to start walking to help Fields of Life fight coronavirus in Uganda, to take the plunge and get involved.

You can find out how to do so, or make a donation, via Just Giving.

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