Tom’s Trek 2021 – The Show Must Go On

On 30 August, Jane and I, along with our dog Moses, will once again embark on a sponsored walk, our twelfth walk, for the poor in Zimbabwe. As with last year because of the uncertainty brought about by the Covid regulations, this walk will remain relatively local to Oxford – so we are within reach of our domestic centre – although we hope to stay with supporters where possible.

The route will take us via a number of theatres including those in Cheltenham, Stratford, Northampton, Aylesbury and Oxford. Despite Covid and the enforced lockdowns – both here and in Zimbabwe – the show must go on. We must continue to walk; we must continue to raise funds and our stalwart team in Zimbabwe must continue to look after those who rely on ZANE to survive.

We walk because your generous sponsorship makes such a difference to the lives of people who depend on ZANE for survival. So, please consider sponsoring Jane and me if you can. Your support enables ZANE to enhance lives, to save lives, and to send a message to those who must be running out of hope.

We walk to demonstrate we care: to show that the poor have not been forgotten and we are here to help.

Thank you

Tom Benyon OBE

Blog

You will be able to read Tom’s walking blog online here.

Sponsor Tom

You can sponsor Tom via JustGiving here: Walk 2021 Sponsorship

If you would rather sponsor Tom by post please download and print off a copy of the sponsorship form here.

Accommodation & Participation

Please contact us if you would be able to offer Tom, Jane and their driver accommodation during the walk, or if you would like to walk with them at any point.

The number to contact the walkers and driver during the walk itself is 01865 693016. During the walk, this number will be set to divert to the driver’s mobile.

Tom and Jane aim to start walking at 9 am each day.

The Route


You can download an OS map of the route for each day from DropBox by clicking here.

The table below gives the start points for each day. These are also the end points for the previous days. The final column gives the What3Words references. This is a clever system used by the emergency services to pinpoint locations. To use it, please download the What3Words app or go to www.what3words.com and enter the reference in the search box.

The number to contact the walkers and driver during the walk itself is 01865 693016. During the walk, this number will be set to divert to the driver’s mobile.

 

ZANE Walk
2021
Day
Date
Start point (9 am)
Start point
distance (miles)
What3Words reference
1
30-Aug
Cheltenham
Everyman Theatre
GL50
1HQ
10.3
m
///dance.bond.cross
2
31-Aug
Beckford,
Tewkesbury
St
John’s Church  GL20 7AD
9.8
t
///blunders.reheat.salmon
3
01-Sep
Lenchwick,
Evesham
The
Paddocks, Lenchwick WR11 4TG
8.9
w
///mint.static.shell
4
02-Sep
Welford-on-Avon
St
Peter’s Church CV37 8EN
9.8
th
///scrolled.downhill.transfers
5
03-Sep
Hampton
Lucy
The
Boar’s Head, CV35 8BE
8.4
f
///auctioned.local.joked
6
04-Sep
Harbury
Church
Street  CV33 9EY
8.8
sa
///player.ignites.reporters
7
05-Sep
DAY
OFF
su
8
06-Sep
Lower
Shuckburgh, Daventry
St
John’s Church NN11 6DX
10.2
m
///swerving.drifting.sleep
9
07-Sep
Weedon
Bec, Northampton
The
Plume of Feathers NN7 4QU
9.6
tu
///squares.initiates.nicely
10
08-Sep
Royal
and Derngate Theatre, Northampton
NN1
1DP
10.9
w
///scary.timing.icons
11
09-Sep
Hanslope,
Milton Keynes
SPAR
shop MK19 7LU
9.2
th
///convert.blanking.eyepieces
12
10-Sep
Westcroft,
Milton  Keynes
Randall
Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4SZ
10.5
f
///precluded.fact.pardon
13
11-Sep
Whitchurch
Church
Ln HP22 4JY
10.4
sa
///diplomat.appraised.speeding
14
12-Sep
Upton
(via Aylesbury theatre)
Telephone
& Pillar box Upton Rd HP17 8UA
10.6
su
///anchors.purse.wasp
15
13-Sep
Tiddington
St
Helen’s Church OX9 2LP
9.8
m
///adopt.crab.bluffing
New
Theatre, Oxford
OX1
2AG
///home.birds.jaws
137.2

Details of previous walks:
2020
2019
2018
Earlier walks can be found at www.walkforzimbabwe.com.

© 2021
ZANE - Zimbabwe a National Emergency
Registered Charity No: 1112949

company number 05604011
Registered address:
2 Church Street, Bladon, Oxon OX20 1RS

 

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