David and Kathy are both committed Christians
Every Tuesday morning David is a voluntary member of the Cumberland Infirmary Chaplaincy Team and is also a Guard on the South Tynedale Railway, Alston. David and Kathy have both recently been commissioned as Prayer Chaplains at Carlisle Cathedral. David is Church Warden at St Michael's, Stanwix.
David was diagnosed with bowel cancer five years ago, had surgery and finished a 30 week course of chemotherapy. He was given the "all clear" in 2015 and the next check-up is in 2020. Click here for an article from the Cumberland News.
In 2015 they completed the Thames Path National Trail, some 200 miles from the source near Cirencester to The Thames Barrier.
David has recently passed Level 2 Wine and Spirits Trust Certificate in Wines and Spirits with Merit after studies at The Lancashire Wine School and Kathy has followed with Level 1 certification.
Their summer walk last year was the 100 mile long South Downs Way National Trail from Winchester to Eastbourne and this year the 75 mile long Capital Ring walk through London suburbs.