Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of AYM

Musician Guy Turner is swapping the choir stalls and the conductor’s podium for the open road this Summer when he walks over 1000 miles for charity enroute from Land’s End to John O’Groats!

Guy, who sings in the Cathedral Choir at Southwell Minster and is Conductor of Bingham Choral Society, will undertake this challenge between late July and early October. He will be mainly walking alone, although on some days friends will join him for short distances.

1050 Miles, 65 walking days (plus 10 rest days)

Guy has kindly chosen us as one of the four charities he is supporting! His initial target is to raise a total of £10,000, £2500 for each charity, though he hopes that the final total will be a lot more. Sponsors will be able to choose which charity or charities they support.

He is funding all the costs of the trip himself so ALL sponsorship money will go to the chosen charities. When asked about this challenge Guy said:

‘I watch a lot of TV quizzes (and work for some of them as a question writer and checker) and the question master often asks ‘What would you do if you won the jackpot?’ One day I asked myself that question and straight away I realised I would like to walk Land’s End to John O’Groats.

In fact, I found a reference in my 1971 diary to wanting to do this! Now is the time. Coupled with this desire is the opportunity to raise money for the Minster and Bingham Choral, as well as two other charities close to my heart. ‘

We’d like to thank Guy for his enormous generosity and wish him all the best in preparation for his big adventure. We’ll be sure to check in with Guy closer to the walk. Guy will be putting updates about the project on his website, and you can find out more about his plans (and how to sponsor him) at

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