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30th July 2013

Rector completes first 50 miles of Exeter to Exeter walk

This morning the Rector started the sixth day of her walk from Exeter Cathedral to Exeter College, Oxford. So far, she has walked 50 miles, passing through Devon and into Dorset. She will be following the 160-mile route which would have been walked by some of the very first students to come from Devon to Exeter College in the 1300s.

The Rector has been joined by current students, alumni and friends (some four-legged and furry!), and has also made new friends along the way.

She was waved off from Exeter Cathedral by the Dean of the Cathedral plus representatives of the Reach Academy for Gifted and Talented Students from Exeter College, Devon.

She has already followed in the footsteps of King Charles I, walking in reverse the last stretch of his route which took him from the Battle of Worcester to relative safety in Dorset in 1651. In the next few days, she will continue on this path and walk some of the MacMillan way into Somerset.

So far, the Rector has raised £8,542 of her £10,000 target. Thank you so much to those who have already sponsored her! You can sponsor the Rector by visiting her Virgin Money Just Giving site, or by sending a cheque to the Development Office made payable to ‘The Bursar, Exeter College’ with a cover letter stating that you wish to support the Rector on her walk. The money that the Rector raises will go towards the Richard Sandbrook scholarship.

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