Like many of us, I have been watching the unfolding Syrian Refuges Crisis and thinking: “What can I do to help?”
I’ve decided to walk 100km the Walk in Her Shoes challenge from 8 to 14 March 2016. I hope to raise AUD$5000.
It’s my 43rd birthday on 15th March 2016. According to Douglas Adams, 42 should be The Answer. It doesn’t seem to have materialised yet. We’ll see what 43 brings.
So from Tuesday, I’ll be aiming to walk a minimum of 15km every day for a week. I’ll be doing this as well as working, so will be a bit tough, but I’m sure will also be rewarding. London is an amazing city to walk around, so although my legs may feel it a bit, it’ll be with it on many levels. And of course, it’s not like I’m walking to collect water for my own survival, which so many people have to do on a daily basis. I’ll be walking to support Syrian refugees and women and girls who have to walk an average of 6km every day to collect water and food and firewood in developing countries.
All I ask is for you to donate the cost of a birthday card. And maybe we can all do something real to help.
Almost 11 million people are in need inside Syria and a further three million have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
Women and children make up three-quarters of the refugee population.
Care Australia do great work supporting the Syrian refugees, you can read about all their great work here.
You can donate on my fundraising page here.