We will be on the pilgrimage in June and July following the del Norte route which is on the map below. The Compostela di SanDiego page, which is currently being built will follow our journey along the Camino del Norte which Ann and I will commence in June 2014. We will leave from Irun on the Spanish/ French border and make the 867 km pilgrimage to Compostela de Santiago. The pilgrimage will take about six and a half weeks. Close to the time I will ask for people to make donations to one of THREE charities: The Children’s Hospital. The Fred Hollows Foundation and the Scholarship Fund of the NZ Outward Bound Foundation for each kilometre we walk- you can choose the amount.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY- EACH DAY WE WILL PUT A POST ON THE SIDE BAR WHICH YOU CAN CLICK AND GET AN UP DATE ON OUR ADVENTURE!
There are three links below which will take you to each of the sites, giving you an idea of the wonderful work which they do! These are all causes close to my heart.
I have asked people to consider sponsoring us by the km for any of the three charities which are listed below.
Each of these three charities have special significance. By sponsoring us per kilometre of our trip we hope to raise about $5000 per charity.
1. The Fred Hollows Foundation:
Having suffered from ongoing eye problems over the last thirty years I have appreciated what a wonderful, God-given gift our sight is. The Fred Hollows Foundation puts words into action and saves the sight of thousands of people around the world each year, mainly through simple operations, such as the removal of cataracts and the implanting of new lens. A 15-25 minute operation which changes a life!
2. The Children’s Hospital (Westmead):
Whilst working in the Preparatory School at Knox, I witnessed first hand, the wonderful work of the staff at Westmead. Many boys found themselves in the caring hands of the outstanding staff and this has left an indelible impression on my mind. Who can forget the incredible fete days we had raising money for the Hospital.
3. The Outward Bound NZ Scholarship Fund:
As a teenager I had the privilege to be sponsored by our local Rotary Club to the NZ Outward Bound School in Anikiwa (Course 89, Cook Watch). To me, it was a life-changing experience and helped reinforce an undying love of the outdoors. Attending and completing the course gave me a new confidence in my abilities, and in many ways turned me around. By supporting this cause I hope that other young New Zealanders may be given the opportunity to find themselves.
If you want to find out more about each of the charities simply click on the symbols below.