Ashley walks 240 miles for charity

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A former homeless man, who is walking from Clitheroe to London, is continuing to highlight the work of Christians Against Poverty.

Ashley Parkinson (57) was rock bottom after a business failure and spent three months living in a cemetery toilet block in Clitheroe, struggling to survive the winter.

But an invite from someone who had struggled financially took him to a charity coffee morning and the start of a journey which has seen him make a full recovery, find friends and a home.

Last week he began a 240-mile walk to highlight the work and raise money for Christians Against Poverty, a charity with debt centres across the UK.

According to his Facebook page, Ashley is currently in Altrincham. The walk from Radcliffe took him four hours and 30 minutes. Ashley met a lady called Elizabeth Banks, who walked with him yesterday (Monday) and had him stitches laughing as he walked. He will soon be heading for the Midlands.

To sponsor Ashley’s efforts and donate to CAP, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/ashleys-walk