Kay Law, and her husband John, are walking 118km of the Way of St James to raise funds for CAA in memory of Kay’s late father James (Jimmy), who sadly passed away from mesothelioma on 24 October 2013.
Jimmy, his wife Cathie and family were kind enough to make a donation of £ 500 to CAA shortly before Jimmy passed away. Now Kay and John plan to raise more funds from their walk. Everyone here at CAA would like to offer our appreciation and thanks to the Stewart and Law family for their generosity and wish Kay and John the very best of luck in what we are sure will be an incredible journey.
The Way of St. James or St. James’s Way (commonly known by its name in Spanish: El Camino de Santiago) is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes (most commonly the Camino Frances route) to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Wikipedia
8 April 2014 The Journey begins:
54km done on our walk. 2 very hilly days over. Been blessed with good weather so far. Your support has kept me going! Buen Camino.x10/04/14 18:32
“The fundraising is going great, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated through my just giving page and sponsor forms. When my feet are aching all your support will spur me on! Kay xx”
13 April 2014: Kay and John arrive at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
We arrived in Santiago (Sunday 13 April) on schedule and attended the Pilgrims Mass on Monday morning.
I was very emotional standing in front of the Cathedral. Scattered some of my Dads ashes inside, I swear I could hear “Delilah”. This has been an experience John and I will never forget. X
You can also see video footage of Jimmy showing off his singing talent. Kay, as promised, has uploaded the footage which demonstrates how Jimmy earned his nickname ‘starry’!! (see below)