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We Walked the Walk: Reflections from our latest fundraiser 🚶🏾‍♀️

WE DID IT! Blog written by: Jasminder (Our Comm's Guru 😆 )

It’s almost been a month since our Walk the Walk fundraiser and let me tell you, my legs are still aching! But the pain is totally worth it when I think about the incredible day we had and the impact we made.

Walking 50km (It was actually 56km) through the picturesque Peak District was no easy feat, especially for someone like me who is not exactly a seasoned hiker. But hey, I figured it was all for a good cause, so why not push myself out of my comfort zone? Also... 50km didn't sounds so bad...

(This Gif perfectly shows my initial thoughts of how this walk would be like, so Naïve!)

A Test of Endurance

As we set off that morning, full of enthusiasm, determination (and I was very much unprepared) I knew it was going to be a tough journey. The steep hills, unpredictable weather and herds of cows made every step a true test of endurance (for me!). And let me tell you, halfway through, my legs felt like they were going to fall off!

The pain was unimaginable, but let's face it, it was nothing compared to the struggles faced by displaced communities across the globe.

Our Walk the Walk fundraiser was not just about the physical challenge, but also about the cause we were supporting. As you may already know, KnownValuedLoved is an organisation dedicated to providing education programmes and training for educators who are supporting displaced communities worldwide. The work they do is truly inspiring, giving hope and opportunities to those who have been forced to flee their homes.

Solidarity and Impact

Walking alongside our amazing group participants, I felt a sense of solidarity. We were all united by a common goal - to make a difference in the lives of others. And boy, did we make an impact! Thanks to the unwavering support of our sponsors (like you!) and the generosity of our friends and family, we were able to raise over £4k for KnownValuedLoved programmes. That's £4k that will help provide quality education and empower displaced communities to build a brighter future.

Now, looking back on that unforgettable day, I can't help but feel a sense of accomplishment. Sure, my legs may still be aching, but the memories and the knowledge that we made a difference are what truly matter. It's moments like these that remind us of the power we have, as individuals and as a community, to create positive change.

If you missed out on this year's Walk the Walk fundraiser, don't worry! There are always opportunities to get involved and support causes that are close to your heart. Whether it's participating in next year's Walk the Walk, volunteering your time, or making a donation, every little bit counts. Together, we can make a difference and show that we truly care about the well-being of others.

So, let's lace up our walking shoes and step forward, not just for ourselves, but for those in need. Let's walk the walk and make a lasting impact in the lives of displaced communities across the globe. ✌🌎🌏🌍

Big Shout outs to Robert Z Gilbert for capturing the day 📸, Kirsty and Andy for all the behind the scenes preparation, sweeties and on-going cheering and Lastly Ed for creating another beautiful walk!

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Jul 27, 2023
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Great Job guys!!! Next step... Mount Everest?

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