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Priest’s 70-mile trek exceeds fundraising goal for youth

Fr Seelan successfully trekked 70 miles from Peterborough to Walsingham in a five-day fundraising endeavour, surpassing his £1,000 target to support youth attending the World Youth Day.

On July 3, Fr Seelan, parish priest at Sacred Heart & St Oswald in Peterborough, undertook a five-day, 70-mile walk from Peterborough to Walsingham. The purpose of the walk was to raise funds to support young people who plan to attend the World Youth Day, including three members from his own parish.

Beginning his journey in Peterborough, Fr Seelan passed through the towns of Whittlesey, Guyhirn, Walsoken, St Germans, King’s Lynn, Massington and Fakenham, before finally reaching Walsingham on July 7. Throughout the journey, Father Seelan walked through fields and open country, and spent his time praying the Rosary.

The aim of the fundraiser was to reach a target of £1,000. Fr Seelan was taken aback by the amount of support he received from his parish and beyond. While the initial target has been achieved, the fundraiser remains open for those who wish to contribute further to the cause. For those interested in contributing, Fr Seelan’s GoFundMe link can be found here.

Fr Seelan is pictured above by South Gate, King’s Lynn.