I am planning to walk the 75 miles from St Columba Church, Fareham to St Columba Church of Scotland in central London, arriving for the St Columba’s Day service at 11.00am on 10th June. ‘There must be an easier way for someone with a mobility issue to raise some money,’ suggested my friend. But that’s exactly the point! I have a wonky knee and walking any distance is a challenge these days. So a walk seems an appropriate way of helping to make the Abbey centre’s accommodation more accessible to a wider range of visitors, especially those with mobility issues.

The Iona Community’s commitment to accessibility and hospitality is important to me, and so is our commitment to social justice. So I’m also raising funds for Friends without Borders’ work with refugees and asylum seekers in Portsmouth. Friends without Borders was the subject of my Iona Community new members project last year.

If you can, please sponsor me at:

Bob’s Columba walk

Bob’s Columba walk for Friends without Borders

Iona Abbey Capital Appeal

– Bob Thomas

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