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Walking for Shelter

David Floyd recalls a charity walk in aid of SHELTER
24 Jan 2019
V Form walking for SHELTER on 9th March 1969
V Form walking for SHELTER on 9th March 1969
At the beginning of  1969, one of my class colleagues  in the V form read an article about an organization called SHELTER that had been recently  founded to help house the homeless and the organisation depended upon voluntary contributions.
And so the seeds were sown, and we decided to march for SHELTER and sought out sponsors. The sponsors included the local Liberal Member of Parliament, Jeremy Thorpe, as well as friends and families of the class. We were also able to convince several of our teachers that a pound or two would be for a good cause !
On 9th March 1969, we walked 32 miles and raised over £325, which in those days was a considerable amount of money. We all felt we had really achieved something for people less privileged than we were.  The photograph is an important documentation of our entire class.
The Moral of the Story is: Help the needy in any way you can


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