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Stepping out to help church restoration appeal

Posted onPosted on 15th Dec

Edwinstowe walking fundraisers Brian Hawkins, left, and Michael Dickinson ­— ­who have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the John Eastwood Hospice — turned their hands to a different cause in December.

The friends, who are both in their 70s, walked 50 miles of the Robin Hood Way as part of a campaign to raise more than £10,000 for restoration works at St Mary’s Parish Church, Edwinstowe.

People can still donate to their fundraising at

Conservation and heritage charity Sherwood Forest Trust is also supporting the fundraising by planting and growing a locally collected Sherwood Forest acorn for every £1 donated to the campaign.

The saplings raised will be used in its future tree planting projects around north Nottinghamshire.

Donations of £1 to ‘Buy an Acorn’ can be made at