At Stokes Partners we’re proud to be a part of our local community. And when someone within the community does something special we’re keen to celebrate that and support if we can. On 5 July, Derek Esp a Lay Reader at All Saints Church walked the 8 mile route between the four churches in the Merriott Benefice taking in Merriott, Lopen, Dinnington and Hinton St George. No mean feat for anyone but Derek is 85!
Derek raised over £1500 for his 3 chosen causes, The Lord’s Larder, a Cancer Charity and the Merriott Benefice. Stokes Partners were delighted to donate £100 to the Merriott benefice and our senior partner David Stokes then matched that donation so that the Benefice received £200.
We would have loved to invite Derek into the office to present him with a cheque but sadly Covid19 prevented us from so doing. We’re delighted however to share these photographs of Derek on his journey and to congratulate him on this wonderful achievement!