Danny Aitken, a schoolboy from York, is preparing to walk around York city walls five times for charity after learning that his grandfather is suffering from cancer. Danny, aged 12, hopes to raise £2000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity in honour of his grandfather John Houston. Despite suffering from severe asthma, the Manor School pupil is determined to finish the ten-mile walk.
To read more about the story click here to read the York Press article.
Please come and support Danny in his worthy cause if you are able to on Saturday July 9th 2011. Those interested in sponsoring Danny can do so here on his Justgiving webpage.
Join us on Thursday 23rd June at 10am when we are calling on the Lord Mayor at The Mansion House to escort him to inspect Cliffords Tower. Over 200 School children will be waiting for him and will greet him dressed as Knights Templars.
The first Friends of York Walls newsletter is now available for download. Click the link below to view it.
Friends of York Walls Newsletter 1 – May 2011
The Friends of York Walls thank York CVS for hosting the ‘Pot Luck’ meal and the charity presentations evening. Great food, excellent networking oportunities and of course many, many thanks to the people who voted on the night for the £300 that we won from the pot.
The money will be utilised to help produce an Activity Family Wall Walk booklet. One of which is to be trialled soon. What this space!
Chris Dowell (Secretary)
A symbolic flag-waving walk to celebrate St. George, the patron Saint of England, took place today Saturday 23rd April at 10.30am from Fishergate Postern to Walmgate Bar.
John Oxley, The City Archaeologist has kindly offered to show the Friends of York walls around Fishergate Postern Tower on Tuesday 10th May at 6pm. He explains that it may be very dark and dusty, so please come prepared! Hope to see many of you there.