18-month trek for people in need
10 Aug 2012
Members of Belfast Citadel, The Salvation Army’s Worship Centre on Belfast’s Golden mile welcomed Trailblazing Fundraiser Andy Peddle this week.
Andy, who turned 70 a few weeks after starting the trek, is taking on the remarkable journey of walking to every Salvation Army centre across the United Kingdom and Ireland in order to raise donations for The Salvation Army's Homeless and Anti Human Trafficking programmes.
His journey, starting in the Shetland Islands in May this year, will finish in October 2013 in London. He will have clocked up over 7,900 miles and will have visited 949 Salvation Army centres across the UK and Ireland. To date he has covered 1,144 miles.
Mr Peddle, who wears top hat and tails for his visits, hopes to cover 22 miles a day over his 18-month journey.
After a brief stop for refreshments, he talked about the issues of human trafficking and homelessness. Andy concluded by singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ as he set off on the next leg of his journey, accompanied by local Salvationists.
To support Andy, visit www.justgiving.com/andy-peddle.