On 2nd June, the day after Pentecost, Frederick started on his 90-lap walk around the perimeter of his house in order to raise money for St. Alban’s charitable wing, ACAS. In a short ceremony he was sent on his way by St. Alban’s priest Mark Barwick and other enthusiastic supporters.
Now, three weeks later, he has completed well over 70 laps, that is more than 7kms / 4 miles, and he is still going strong. His goal of 90 laps is now well in sight. No mean feat considering his age – he turned 90 this year, hence 90 laps – and his reduced mobility after a recent foot operation.
The response so far has been all that he has hoped for: €2900 have already been pledged and more has been promised. That means that ACAS (Association caritative anglicane de Strasbourg) will be able to continue supporting its long-term projects: caring for refugees in Strasbourg, educating Christian school children in Pakistan, and supporting an Anglican church in eastern Madagascar which has repeatedly been harried by hurricanes.
All are asked to continue supporting Frederick with both encouragement and donations as he completes his 90 laps and tots up the grand total of 9 km.