Lands End to John O' Groats ~ Gifts For Heather

Richard Stedall, Chairman of Buses Worldwide, is planning a huge charity bus trip in July, travelling from Lands End to John O' Groats and back by scheduled bus. His sister Heather died in 2009 aged 30, and this trip is in her memory in order to buy "unwrapped gifts" from Oxfam: to renovate or build a school classroom in an African school and to stock a school library in Africa.

If you've got a moment please do have a look at the website devoted to this trip www.giftsforheather.com Richard is hoping for people to join him on sections of the journey (or, indeed, the whole trip), as well as donating through the website. There is also now a Giftsforheather group on Facebook which has just got going.

Yesterday a detailed itinerary and map for the trip were added to the website, with anticipated timings for each bus journey. Most relevant to the eastern region will be his southbound leg, covering York to Northampton (via Derby and Leicester) on Tuesday July 26th and Northampton to Chatham (via Bedford, Hitchin, Stevenage, Hertford) on Wednesday July 27th - for other readers outside the eastern region Richard's epic trip will be visiting many other parts of the UK, see the Gifts For Heather website for full details.

It would be great if readers of this blog could get behind this adventuous project and spread the word, hopefully some of you will be able to join him for part of his journey, even if it's just for a couple of hours.

We will also be able to follow his progress on his blog, there are also are lots of ideas on the website on how people can take part.

If anyone is a member of other appropriate forums or blogs or has suitable media/operator contacts, perhaps they could forward this on or give this trip a mention.