North Suffolk mum prepares for next walk in aid of CAFOD

Redgrave walker Judith Tooth, who will be travelling to Arles in France

Redgrave walker Judith Tooth, who will be travelling to Arles in France - Credit: Judith Tooth

A mum-of-four will be setting off for another long distance walk for the charity CAFOD, having been inspired by people she met on a 100 mile pilgrimage last year.

This time, Judith Tooth, 46, of Fen Street, Redgrave, will be heading to Arles in France for the first leg of a 1,000 mile journey to the Spanish pilgrim centre in Santiago de Compostela to raise money for the development agency.

She said: 'It was the opportunity to walk for CAFOD that gave me the inspiration and courage to set out on my pilgrimage last year.

'There I met people from across the world making the same journey along this ancient pilgrim route. Some had walked for weeks or even months. Inspired by them, and wanting to continue supporting CAFOD's work in poor communities across the world, I decided to plan a journey over several years.'

In a week's time she will travel to Arles and walk 100 miles across the Camargue, on to Montpellier and up into the hills of Languedoc.

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She will be carrying everything she needs on her back and staying in pilgrim hostels along the route.

She will then complete further stages of the 1,000 mile jaunt over the forthcoming years.

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Last year, Ms Tooth, who attends the Catholic Church of St Henry Morse in Diss, raised £2,500 from her walk and was hoping to raise a further £1,000 this time.

CAFOD works with partners across the world to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with people of all faiths and none to end poverty and injustice.

To donate to her fundraising appeal, visit

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