Cycling Peterborough pilgrims raise cash for Macmillan

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Cycling Peterborough pilgrims raise cash for Macmillan

Parish priest Fr Seelan and a small group of parishioners from Sacred Heart and St Oswald in Peterborough are cycling the 75 miles from the church to the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham this week hoping to raise £3,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Jesvin Jaimon, Roshan Roy and Tom Kilgallen are among those cycling with Fr Seelan through Whittlesey, March, Wisbech, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton and Wells-next-to-the-Sea, finally arriving at Walsingham on Saturday August 15.

Fr Seelan said: “During the pilgrimage I will be praying for all the sick and all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is affected in some way or other by the virus and lockdown. As I am cycling I would like to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Nurses.”

The cyclists arrived at Our Lady of Good Counsel in March on Thursday afternoon and were welcomed by Fr Paul Spellman and other parishioners. Fr Seelan said they had cycled through monsoon conditions as they left Peterborough. The trip had taken all afternoon.

Parishioners at March wrote prayer intentions which the team are taking with them to present at the shrine.

The aim is to arrive in Walsingham for the 12 noon Mass on Saturday. 

Jesvin and Roshan are cycling as a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award challenge

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Pictured top are Fr Seelan and some of his fellow cyclists setting off from Peterborough and, below, with Fr Paul Spellman after arriving at Our Lady of Good Counsel in March on Thursday.