Two men walked almost 400 miles through seven counties of the south coast with a large wooden Cross to raise awareness of, and support for, Kairos Prison Ministry, which works to transform the lives of those in prison.
British Airways employee Dave Parker and private tutor Chris Prater, both in their 50s and from Shepperton, Middlesex, started their walk at Lands End on 10 April and finished at Dover on 10 May, 2015.
Their itinerary was as follows:
First week (10 – 16 April: Land’s End to Ashton, Carnon Downs, St Austell, Dobwalls, Saltash and Yealmpton.
Second week (17 – 23 April): Kingsbridge to Dartmouth, Torquay, Kenton, Newton Poppleford and Lyme Regis.
Thirdweek (24 – 30 April) Abbotsbury to Wool, Branksome, Lyndhurst, Bursledon and Cosham.
Fourth week (01 – 07 May): Chichester to Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Hastings.
Final week (08 – 12 May): Rye to St Mary’s Bay, Folkstone and Dover.
When asked the reason for this walk, Dave said,
'Kairos is such an amazing ministry, which works with offenders and their relatives to show them the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ so that on their release from prison, they don’t reoffend, but contribute to their communities. Reformed individuals leaving prison equates to less victims of crime, which can only be good news for society as a whole.'
Turn out to cheer them on or follow Dave and Chris' on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BearingThecross