At the start of April 2021, we launched our first-ever three-month virtual sponsored walking campaign, Miles 4 Malawi. Working with the World of Walking, a charitable organisation that helped us create an interactive route map, our walkers attempted to tackle the 12,361 km distance between Harrogate and Blantyre.
One of our supporters, Antony, told us why he was taking part in the Miles 4 Malawi campaign: "he and his wife, Janet, have friends in Malawi, and visited Zomba and Mangochi in 2013, where they saw the need for initiatives like Open Arms Malawi. Antony, who is 72, is walking every day around his home in Brixworth and nearby Pitsford reservoir, and openly admits one reason for walking is that he needs to get fitter.... By 23rd April, Antony clocked up over 250 km, and was virtually approaching Oxford. To date, Antony has raised £480, but is hopeful of much more, once his sceptical family and friends appreciate that he will keep going, and will also be walking further as he gets fitter, and donate accordingly."
We were also joined by Action for Muona, a University of St Andrews-led student charity who participated in Miles4Malawi in partnership with us as they fundraised through Just Giving. They sent in some lovely pictures of their walks around the Scottish countryside and they friends they made along the way!
Adjibidji clocked 144,525 steps when she sent in her update and said: “I decided to join solo because it has helped me to push myself harder than I usually do. Currently I have managed to complete 1% but I hope to do better in the coming days, and my target is to be the first solo walker to make it to 100%. I was looking for a place where I could volunteer when I found out about the walk, so I joined because this is a way for me to help raise funds even when I am not there physically. At the end of this walk, a lot of children will benefit and even I will too - on a physical, health and mental level by being active”.
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