Walk In Her Shoes Snapshots #2

By CARE Australia March 19, 2012 0 comments
CARE Australia Board Director Dr Peta Seaton took CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge to the streets of Sydney last Friday. With support from Chris Eccles, Director General of NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet – the group walked through the Sydney CBD raising awareness of the plight of women and girls in developing countries as well as raising some dollars along the way! CARE Australia Board Director Louise Watson and daughter Antonia Watson, who is leading The Women’s College Walk In Her Shoes team were also among those who joined the walk. Great work WIHS team!
“We did it!! 10,000 steps per day over the past 7 days together with our 6 month old daughter in the pram. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our family and friends. We started with a target of $250 which we moved up and up to $1,000 far exceeding our expectations having raised $1,070!!” Natasha Markovic
“As a working woman and mother in Australia, I understand how lucky we are to live in a country that values education for women, equal rights before the law, rights to marry as we choose and increasingly pay equity. I also understand how lucky we are as a country to be free to live, and learn, and work as we please, most of us without the chains of poverty keeping us from fulfilling our potential.” Federal Member for Petrie, Yvette D’Ath
It’s been a great week and we’ve seen a lot of Newcastle. “We’ve also managed to raise over $1,100 dollars for CARE! Thank you to all those who have supported us by donating, walking with us or wishing us well” Lani, Nick and Bella from Bella’s Big Walk – http://bellasbigwalk.com/blog/
“I did finish off walking 10,000 steps yesterday and also today! I’m starting to really feel it – but its great and am sure I will be much fitter by the end of the week – didn’t realise how many hills we had in our area!” Mika
“This struck me as one way I could help a great cause, along with giving me a personal achievement target, and it won’t hurt my fitness either! The realisation that so many people have so much difficulty in accessing things like water really encourages you to do something. Many aspects of life follow from this one improvement.” John Harris

 

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