Walking the length of England to improve education for children with Down syndrome

Yesterday, Sir Christopher and Wendy Ball completed a remarkable walk from the south coast of England to the border with Scotland, covering over 400 miles to raise funds to improve education for children with Down syndrome.

Sir Christopher Ball and his wife Wendy yesterday reached the Solway Firth near Carlisle in North West England – the end of an amazing walk from Littlehampton in West Sussex on the South Coast. Over the past two years, walking for a few days at a time, they have covered over 400 miles, following waterways the length of the country.

Sir Christopher Ball and his wife Wendy

As they have made their way across England, Christopher has recorded their progress with a series of poems and reports online.

Sir Christopher, formerly the Warden of Keble College, Oxford, director of learning at the RSA and chancellor of the University of Derby, has served as Chairman of Down Syndrome Education International since late 2009.

Christopher and Wendy have been walking to raise funds for the charity’s vital research, resources and services that are improving education for thousands of children with Down syndrome around the world.

Please show your appreciation for their fantastic efforts by donating to their walk online.

Walking the length of England in support of DSE

Sir Christopher Ball and his wife Wendy are making tremendous progress walking from the south coast of England to the North, raising funds for the charity along the way.

Sir Christopher Ball, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and his wife Wendy are walking from the south coast of England to the North, in aid of Down Syndrome Education International. They are follow a route alongside water – rivers and canals from Littlehampton on the Sussex coast to Carlisle, close to the border with Scotland.

Follow them – and Christopher’s poetry – as they wind their way north on their Walking by Water blog.

To show your support for their efforts, please donate via their JustGiving page.