ZANE Brings So Much Joy To Struggling Pensioners

The reports coming out of Zimbabwe about the plight of the elderly continue to be both alarming and heartbreaking and we are sharing them with our donors and well-wishers to help you understand that the work of ZANE has never been more important and life-savingly vital. ZANE Field Report I assessed a person by the...
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5 Good Reasons To Remember The Forgotten Legion

“ Where would I be without ZANE?” Because of the Zimbabwe government’s gross mismanagement and corruption, Frank’s plight was appalling. Frank* (83) served the Crown in the Rhodesian services during the Malayan conflict. Frank’s wife, Helen – once a nurse – died of cancer at the age of 78. Frank lost his savings when Zimbabwe...
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Day 15 Blenheim – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 21 Blenheim Blenheim The last leg had us chasing around Stonesfield, through Blenheim and what a beautiful estate it is, particularly in September sunshine. We talked about “racism”. What, we wondered, is a fair definition as the word is so often hurled about in argument as a terminal insult? I like Martin Luther King’s...
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Day 14 Cornbury Park – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 20 Cornbury Park (Charlbury) Cornbury Off we start. The penultimate day and with a delightful new group of walkers including one couple who have walked with us – and map read with great accuracy – nine times. Two dogs with us again, so Moses runs at least twice the stated distance. More glorious weather....
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Day 13 Stonesfield and Finstock – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 20 Stonesfield and Finstock Happy Shambling I shamble up to Stonesfield, as old as sin and not two pounds of me hanging straight. Then the day looked up as the group gathered together some of my favourite people in my world, Darling Jane and beloved daughter Rev Clare Hayns; son in law, and ZANE...
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Day 12 Chadlington – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 18 Chadlington Chadlington A great day for walking and our company was blessed by some old friends and new. We booked in to “The Chequers” in Churchill and what an excellent choice it turned out to be. Fresh, and an interesting menu of food. As we walked, inevitably, we talked about Brexit.    Sound and...
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Day 11 Leafield – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 17 Leafield Leafield Slightly less humid and thank goodness for that. Three delightful walkers – two young women and their Mum. The last mile was a chore for the greedy toad of a farmer had ploughed up the path, and you know how hard that can make walking. Our friend David Cook turned up,...
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Day 10 Noke – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 16 Noke Anatomy of a tiff! Last night I told General Jane that she couldn’t map read for toffee. She told me that I was less than supportive – in fact, what she said was rather less ladylike than that. She then went to bed without saying “good night darling” as he usually does...
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Day 9 Bourton On The Water – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 15 Bourton on the Water ZANE and the Art of Motorcycle… Another red hot day: we were met by four delightful ZANE supporters who walked the entire route with us. At lunch, we were greeted by Ralph Fergusson Kelly, who motor biked from Monmouth to meet us, bless him. Hume Truths Some of our...
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Day 8 Chastleton – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 14 Day 8 – Chastleton Benyon’s Rule A scorcher of a day for mid-September. A great walk with four loyal supporters so we were just about legal! Our walk muscles are hardening as day by day we squeeze out some of last year’s evil living. The validity of Benyon’s rule of pain is proving...
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Day 6 Rollright Stones – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 12 Rollright Stones Already Arrived A great gathering… old friends and new: one is Christopher Turner, 90 years old and very distinguished past Stowe headmaster. A perfect day for walking through some of merrie old England’s finest Cotswold countryside. When such flawless beauty is right here, why does anyone want to crawl off in...
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Day 5 Buckland – Tom’s Walk 2020

September 12 Buckland Missing the Missionary We walked from Buckland to Faringdon and back in good time; we lunched in Faringdon, and it was a sad occasion. First, this is more or less the second anniversary of the death of Doctor and Missionary, Graham Scott Brown, who lived here. Graham not only sounded like the...
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