Four-Month Charity Walk To Begin On St Agnes

Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan Pearson

A professional photographer will be capturing every step of his charity walk across the country, beginning on St Agnes next month.

And he wants to photograph islanders at the start of his four-month mission.

Jonathan Pearson wants to reflect ‘Britishness’ through photography during his Scilly to Shetland journey.

He’s planning an exhibition of images and he’ll also raise cash for charities by selling the pictures online. Jonathan hopes to reach a £1,500 fundraising target for two his good causes.

He’s supporting the charity Mind because he says he’s only recently come to terms with being bipolar.

A friend who lives near his Weardale home runs the second appeal that he’s helping. Women in Need was set up 14 years ago to assist women in Indian who have been ostracised by society, either because of diseases like leprosy and HIV, or through sexual abuse and rape.

Whilst some charity walkers favour the Land’s End to John O’Groats route, Jonathan wants to “go the extra mile” and start on the islands. He’s hoping to take a boat out to the Western Rocks while he’s here to visit the most southerly point in the UK.

And after hearing about Scilly from a childhood friend, he says he’s looking forward to starting the journey here.

Jonathan’s currently training for the event and will tackle the challenge by walking for three days with the fourth day off.

He will be on the islands between the 10th and 13th of April and he hopes that islanders and visitors will walk with him as part of his journey.

You can support Jonathan at his ‘Portrait of Britain’ website.