An adventure of Biblical proportions is on offer to those interested in walking in the footsteps of Jesus.
The Nazareth Trust, a Christian charity based in Hetton, is looking for people to take part in a sponsored walk, to boost a £2million appeal to help sick children at the hospital it runs in Nazareth.
The Trust has supporters worldwide and hopes to raise money to improve the cramped paediatric ward at The Nazareth Hospital.
The trip from Monday, November 16, to Sunday, November 22, offers the chance for people to experience important sites from the life of Jesus, along with other religious and historical sites in Galilee.
The walk is from Nazareth to the town of Capernaum where Jesus made his home, and anyone willing to raise £1,500 for the Trust’s work in the Holy Land can take part.
Shaun Newton, walk organiser, said: “This is the third walk we have organised and this year we will be raising funds for our paediatric unit.”
He added: “Anyone interested in the Jesus Trail can just give me a call – it is a very memorable experience and a great way to help young children who, without our hospital, would have no access to quality health care.”
William Reilly, of Hetton, who took part in the last walk said: “During the trail we regularly stopped to visit historic buildings and archaeological sites.
“The views were often stunning, from the Horns of Hattin to Mt Arbel with its sweeping views of the Sea of Galilee.”
Overnight accommodation is provided en route and walkers stay with local hosts.
For more details, contact Shaun on 0191 5208030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on the trust visit www.nazarethtrust.org