Walk to Beat Poverty
Throughout May and June, Tearfund supporters organised and took part in four sponsored walks across Northern Ireland.
Our ‘Walks to Beat Poverty’ took place at Shane’s Castle, Garvagh Forest, Crawfordsburn Country Park and Craigavon Lakes. So far the walks have raised almost £18,000 with more donations still expected!
The events saw all-ages taking part in 1k to 10k walks, with plenty of four-legged friends taking part too! 60 pupils from Cullybackey College were among the participants at the Shane’s Castle Walk, getting sponsored to walk 5k. They are hoping to beat their fantastic fundraising figure from last year’s walk!
Responding to Disasters
Money raised will support people like Samjana in Nepal. Her family members were killed and her house destroyed in the 2015 earthquake but thanks to Tearfund’s support, she has a new earthquake resilient home. £18,000 raised so far could provide help and training to 1,500 people like Samjana so they can withstand future disasters.
Thanks and well done to everyone who took part, got sponsored or donated - your efforts will support the work of Tearfund as we aim to bring an end to extreme poverty. We won’t stop until poverty stops and your generosity will make a huge difference to those at risk from disasters across the world.
If you would like to organise your own sponsored walk in 2019, please do get in touch with our Volunteer Manager Jane by emailing email@example.com. If you have another idea for a great fundraiser we would also love to hear from you!