Daniel….the ‘Walker’…his thoughts on the Walk

27th April 2019 at Scunthorpe United FC restaurant

Author: Why did you decide to join your dad on the recent walk from Bradford to Scunthorpe?

Dan: I wanted to make sure my dad didn’t have to do it alone, not least because he is nearly 62!

A: How did you prepare for the walk?

D: I had done some hiking before, and didn’t suffer too much. Being only 17, I am fairly fit due to playing a lot of sport, such as football and rugby. I also went walking with my dad to help him get ready for the walk himself.

A: How did Alice (your girlfriend) get involved with the walk?

D: It was Alice who actually persuaded me to do the walk, to support my dad. She also came with us on some of dad’s preparation walks. She took many of the photos of the walk for us.

Alice & Daniel

A: Sum up your experiences on the walk – what did you enjoy most? The biggest challenge? How did you feel afterwards?

D: I most enjoyed completing it as I got a feeling of satisfaction from knowing I was helping raise money for Pakati schools. Biggest challenge – getting out of bed each of the days! Afterwards I felt both tired and happy, but also proud of what all of us (including dad’s friends Karen & Brian) had accomplished together.

Karen, Brian & Daniel
Dan & Chris


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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