Canterbury Tales inspire Mildmay Hospital fundraising walk

PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:16 15 May 2013

David Race with his wife Alison at Tower Bridge before starting the walk

David Race with his wife Alison at Tower Bridge before starting the walk


A trustee of HIV hospital Mildmay followed in the footsteps of pilgrims in an 85 mile walk to raise money for its redevelopment.

David Race is hoping to raise £10,000 to go towards the new £30million hospital, in Austin Street, Shoreditch, by walking from London to Canterbury.

Inspired by Chaucer’s famous Canterbury Tales, he began his journey a few steps from where the Tabard Inn used to stand in Southwark, where the pilgrims started a journey of their own in the epic 1388 stories.

“I am walking promote Mildmay’s pioneering work- that is a great incentive”, said David.

“Mildmay is a leader in HIV care and rehabilitation for people with HIV related cognitive impairment. The new UK hospital will be a flagship, one we can be proud to have here in London.”

David was met by Dean of Canterbury Cathedral the very Revd Robert Willis when he completed his journey today.

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