Arundel family of seven walks 20 miles in response to Covid crisis in India

An Arundel family of seven has walked 20 miles together to raise money for a Disasters Emergency Committee appeal, in response to the Covid crisis in India.

Catherine and John Bradley walked with their five children, aged three to ten, walked along the Lower Arun Valley from Pulborough to Littlehampton on Bank Holiday Monday.

Catherine said: “We wanted to help the Covid response. Millions of lives are at stake as Covid-19 hits India as well as war-torn countries and refugee camps.

“We are fundraising for the DEC to allow them to help families who have lost everything as they face a deadly new threat.

En route from Pulborough, the Bradley family makes their way to Littlehampton

“The coronavirus pandemic has been tough for everyone but as the recovery starts here, we must think about those who continue to face incredibly challenging conditions right now.

“We completed a similar walk five years ago in Scotland to raise money for Syrian refugees and raised £4,000 for the Red Cross.”

John said they completed the walk in ten hours and they have so far raised more than £2,600 for the DEC Coronavirus Appeal.

“We were all a bit sore and tired but really pleased to have done it,” he added.

The Bradley family reaches Littlehampton

The Disasters Emergency Committee is working to protect people in India, in refugee camps and war-torn countries like Yemen, Syria and South Sudan.

A donation of £10 could provide 20 bars of handwashing soap to help prevent the spread of the virus in a refugee camp, £30 could provide six displaced families with enough soap for a month, £50 could provide essential hygiene kits to two displaced families, and £100 could provide full PPE to a healthcare worker for months, enabling them to treat those most at need.

Visit to support the Bradley family’s fundraising effort.

The end of the walk, the Bradley family on Littlehampton Pier