CARE International UK: Walk In Her Shoes fundraising campaign
Hi Ladies... please see email received from Kimberley Warrillow at CARE International UK. Please contact Kimberley directly if you are interested to take part in their "Walk In Her Shoes" fundraising campaign:
I am writing to invite you and your members to walk 10,000 steps a day for a week and by doing so you can change the lives of women and girls living in poverty.
Walk In Her Shoes is a fundraising campaign to raise money for women and girls like Eliza who have to walk for miles every day to collect dirty stagnant water for their families, preventing them from being able to go to school or work, and keeping them in a cycle of poverty. We are asking people all around the UK to walk 10,000 steps a day for one week and aim to raise £100. With the money raised we can build clean, safe water sources close to communities and families, relieving women and girls from their daily trek for water, allowing them time to go to school or work and find a way out of poverty.
I think this is great opportunity for members of Ladies Circle to take part because the Walk In Her Shoes campaign matches your organisations values. CARE international works in over 80 countries and women and girls are the focus of all our programmes. CARE international also aims to create opportunities to help and transform the lives of women and girls.
Change starts with a single step…
10,000 steps is approximately 8km or 5miles (depending on your stride), and for many like Eliza, this distance is a daily trek they’re forced to walk to collect water for their families, water so dirty it could kill them. These gruelling trips mean they often don’t have time to go to school or make a living, meaning they are unable to reach their full potential in life.
With your support we can build water sources close to families like Eliza’s, so girls like her can drink clean, safe water, have time to go to school, and lift themselves out of poverty.
We would love for members of Ladies Circle to take part and I am happy to discuss the opportunity to meet with you to take this further and share Eliza’s story.
Together we can make a huge difference to the lives of women and girls living in poverty.
If you have any questions, please email me or my number is 020 7091 6111.
I look forward to hearing from you.