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Friday, September 30, 2016
Explore London's historic churches on sponsored walk
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 The memorial to Pocahontas, the place where Scottish hero 'Braveheart' was executed, the tomb of Dick Whittington and his cat - next to the Royal Wardrobe - these are just a few of the sights to be seen in tomorrow's Historic Churches Trail in London, organised by the Children's Society. Families and children of all ages are invited to take part in the two-mile jaunt which sets out from St Mary Le Bow - the home of Bow Bells, in Cheapside, at 9.30am. On the trail, walkers will visit the churches of St Ann and St Agnus, St Vedast, St Botolph Without Aldersgate - where there will be a break for a picnic in Postman's Park - St Bartholomew The Less, St Sepulchre Without Newgate, St Martin Within Ludgate Hill, St Mary Aldermary and St Andrews By the Wardrobe. BBC Songs of Praise presenter, Diane Louise Jordan said: "I would encourage anyone with an interest in the history of London and its churches to participate in The Children's Society Historic Churches Trail. It is an opportunity to learn lots about London but also a great way to help some of the most vulnerable children in our society." The Children's Society is a Church of England charity. Their work in the capital includes 12 projects ranging from working with primary and secondary school children at risk of being excluded; a programme developing and implementing ways of involving children and young people in community decision making processes; and supporting young homeless people. For more information and to receive a sponsorship form please contact Rosemary Hill at The Children's Society's London regional office on Tel: 0207 639 1466.
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