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To be a Pilgrim

Former CEO raises money for Derby City Mission

On the 4th May Rev Alasdair Kay, former CEO of Derby City Mission, will begin a journey of a lifetime walking (carrying everything) from St Jean Pied De Port France in the Pyrenees mountains to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This is a thousand year old, five hundred mile pilgrimage on foot which will take 6 weeks of walking. Some of the terrain will be very testing with a number of climbs of over 1000m. He has been training for this for a year now.

He said, “I will be raising funds to support one of Derby City Mission's key projects, the Jubilee Project. The project aims to support people at a vulnerable stage of their lives when financial concerns become overwhelming. Clients are drawn from local communities and come from single, family, multi-cultural, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds but all have multiple and complex needs in common. They are given immediate practical help and food assistance at their point of crisis in the safe environment of our weekly sessions. Friendships develop as long term support is given to help clients move forward in their lives.

“During these weeks I will be doing a mixture of video diaries, blogs and facebook posts so you can follow me as I make the journey by becoming my Facebook friend, (look me up as Alasdair Kay). I will also be taking extensive time on this journey to pray so if you have any specific prayer requests please don't hesitate to ask me to pray for you at this time.”

You can give online at or text AKJP16 and the amount you wish to give (eg £10) to 70070 to support the Jubilee Project (operator rates may apply).


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