100 kms for 100 kids

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Introduction to 100 kms for 100 kids

When faced with a health condition in 2014 walking 10+kms a day changed my health and consequently my life.

Whilst walking through the African desert on the most amazing Camel Safari, organised by Michelle Richmond as one of her immersion safari’s, I had an idea!

An idea that was going to raise funds to transform the lives of children in dire circumstance across the world.

During the morning, we walked in silence ‘A walking Meditation’.

As we traversed mountains and desert the words ‘100k for 100 kids’ 
popped into my head. Initially I had no idea what this meant but it felt right, as the awe inspiring beauty of nature unfolded before me I mulled the idea over in my mind.

My brain was thinking if I could raise $100,000 then I could help 100 kids, simple!

But how was I going to do this?

Then like a lightening bolt it hit me ‘100 kms for 100 kids’, I love walking but what if I could get others join me.  What if I could get a group of people together to walk with me 10 people to walk 100 kms over 10 days? BUT WHAT if I could get 100 people all walking 100 kms, each person raising $1000 each, that would raise $100,000 and with that money we could help 100 kids.

Being a Board Member of the Michelle Richmond Foundation the kids I 
primarily had in mind where the kids at the Kipchamgaa Children’s Home 
in Kenya. We currently have 55 kids in the home, (with the capacity for 80 but not enough funding) but as time has gone on, I wanted to be able to help Australia Kids too so we have partnered with ‘The Freedom Hub to support rehabilitate children who have been rescued from slavery in Australia.

Our first ‘100 for 100’ walk will run for 10 days from 26th April 2019 to 5th May 2019.

How you can participate?

It’s simple …

Over the 10 days you commit to walking 100 kms – this can be 10 kms per day, or one day walk 5 kms and another do 15 kms – the choice is  yours.  The walk can be done around your own area or you can join me (walks to be published closer to the date).

You then invite your friends/ colleague’s/ random strangers to sponsor  you – EASY.  All we ask is you raise $1,000 for your effort. 

How do you join?

Contact us through email info@michellerichmond.org and we will register you as a team member on our EveryDay Hero Fundraising Page.   Then start training, start out small and by the time March comes around you will be ready to join us to do 100 kms over 10 days.

Keep in contact with me on Instagram – girlthatwalks or join our Facebook Group – 100 kms for 100 kids .

 

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