News today from one of our students about a team of Thornton's employees who are cycling south John O'Groats to Lands End taking in 100 of the company's stores en route - including the one round the corner from church where she works - to raise money for NSPCC. I for one hope to be there to cheer them on. Their route - by no means the shortest option - is 1200 miles.
Starting at the other end of the country, two of my Godsons (apologies to those Bappy ministers who have problems with such roles!) along with a friend of theirs are cycling an 1100 miles route to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust to honour the memories of two of their friends. Next Sunday evening I hope to catch up with them in Kilmarock - they are choosing to avoid/evade my stamping ground!
There is a nice little tenuous connection - my Godsons live very near to Alfreton where Thorntons is based and one of them spent a summer holiday working in the factory.
In amongst all the sad and bad news, it's good to have some that is good, and to remember that there are almost certainly more people doing good in the world than bad.
All power to their legs - just glad I'm not sitting on a bike for that long!