Ian’s astonishing feat caps epic week in pub bombings campaign.
Marathon walker cheats death to complete 106 miles in two days for Justice4the21
By Julie Hambleton Justice 4 The 21 campaigner and columnist for Birmingham Live.
I CAN only begin this week’s column by saluting one of the most extraordinary acts of support and bravery the Justice4the21 famiies have ever seen.
Ian Williams, one of our supporters from Preston, pushed himself through the pain barrier to walk 106 miles from there to Birmingham in just a fraction over two days.
It is hard for us to find the words to show our appreciation for this astonishing feat.
So let me pass on what Ian said after arriving in Birmingham.
“It took me 52 hours in total to complete it just over the two days, which included getting lost five times, going through a farmers field on a public footpath and nearly getting knocked down by a lorry in the early hours of last Friday morning on an unlit country road.
“Apart from a ten minute break, I did the first leg to Newcastle under Lyme in 29 hours, and I was in agony to say the least.
“I said at St Philips when I finished that it wasn’t about me or the walk, but about the 21 people that are no longer with us.
“I wanted to do something that would highlight the Justice4the21 campaign and if I managed to change somebody’s opinion or even make someone aware of what’s going on, well then I will be happy.”
What an absolute hero this kind, unassuming man is.
He is calling himself ‘an adopted Brummie for life.’
He will certainly always be a particularly precious member of the Justice4the21 ‘family’ of supporters.
He hopes to raise £1,000 for the campaign.
You can contribute to it at https:// www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ian-williams-5
What a epic week it has been for our campaign!
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