AN ANGLICAN minister is embarking on a personal challenge to trek 100 miles to raise money for a home for needy children in India.

The Rev Jonathan Robinson will set off from Runcorn on Saturday and expects to arrive in Penrith on Friday, May 31.

His walk takes in East Lancashire on Sunday and he will be stopping off in Padiham that night with the Rev Andrew Rowley, minister of Nazareth Unitarian Chapel.

Mr Robinson, 53, of Wales, will be accompanied on his walk by 14-year-old Durai who comes from South India but is currently in England being educated at a school in Hereford.

Mr Robinson said: "The Grail Trust is supporting a school over there which is also used as a home for the youngsters who attend.

Mr Robinson and Durai will be accompanied on some of the days by parishioners and he is appealing for anyone who wants to make a donation to contact him on 01686 668502 or write to him at The Liberty, Arthur's Gate, Montgomery, Powys, Wales SY15 6QU, or Mr Rowley can be contacted on 01282 773184.

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