A Lib Dem spokesperson is taking on a five day walk around Lincoln raising funds for Nomad, part of YMCA Lincolnshire.
Caroline Kenyon has planned to walk the perimeter of the City of Lincoln constituency, starting on Monday 9th July.
Caroline will pass through the villages of Waddington and Skellingthorpe before coiling her route inwards to end the fifth day (13th July) in Castle Square.
“I am really excited about walking all the way round Lincoln,” says Caroline Kenyon, who is known to many as Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats in the City.
“The inspiration came from seeing the wonderful Archbishop John Sentanu of York on television, during his amazing 6-month pilgrimage round his enormous diocese. I thought, what a fantastic way to meet people and chat to them.”
Caroline is very keen for people to join her along her walk, even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time.
She added: “I absolutely love walking and walk several miles every day with my terrier, so I thought I could really get to know Lincoln, come across all sorts of fascinating people – and raise money for Nomad too. They do an amazing job of making people who have lost so much feel valued and cared for. It’s very worrying that the numbers are increasing so much.
“Supporting people who are homeless has been part of my life for a long time. When I was 14 and growing up in London, my mother told my brother and me that we were all going to spend our Christmas Day helping at a new charity called Crisis at Christmas. It was, genuinely, one of the best Christmas Days I’ve ever had. Talking to many of the people who came to Crisis, I realised that it could be absolutely any one of us who ended up in that situation.”
Holly Wells, Fundraising & Events Officer at YMCA Lincolnshire, said: “It’s not uncommon for someone who finds themselves homeless to walk for miles and miles a day travelling for different things or to simply just pass the time. The money and awareness Caroline is raising will help us to help those most in need.”
You can follow Caroline’s journey on Twitter: @C_Kenyon1 and if you would like to donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-kenyon4.
If you are a local business or community group and would like Caroline to call in on her route, you can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07968 685955.