David Pott is the founder of the project. David Pott worked for ten years in drug rehabilitation centres and detached youth work and then moved into teaching for 19 years. He was head teacher of two independent schools. David is a keen naturalist and a long distance walker. In 1997, he completed a 680 mile solo pilgrimage called Peregrinatio 97 commemorating the 1400th anniversary of St Columba and St Augustine. He has led several pilgrimages and walks with a reconciliation theme, such as the Offa’s Dyke Torch March along the ancient boundary between England and Wales.
Between 2000 and 2007 David led the Lifeline Expedition and the March of the Abolitionists – a series of reconciliation journeys in connection with the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade which has received widespread media attention. See www.lifelineexpedition.co.uk/mota. David is married to Pam. They have three children who are all married and rejoice in nine grandchildren.
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