The year 2000
provided a unique moment in time for countries to recognise the injustices of
their past and their present prejudices and to begin the process of
schoolchildren joined the walk
at Chatteris in
This was the year that the Lifeline Expedition began with representatives
from different meridian line nations coming to England and walking together for
260 miles from the North Sea near Hull to Peacehaven on the English Channel.
As they journeyed together, the team shared a jubilee message of
reconciliation and urged people to support the campaign to release the poorest
countries in the world from debt repayments. They shared their message with
1,700 schoolchildren many of whom walked with the team when they passed by their
Civic receptions were held in Hull, Cleethorpes, Wisbech, East Grinstead and
A petition was delivered to the office of Clare Short, the Minister for
Overseas Development, and there were several interviews for local press and
Funds were raised for literacy projects in the African meridian nations.
here for a full report of the Jubilee 2000 Lifeline Walk.