Mothers' Marathon Walk of Hope

£10,000 raised for tsunami orphans

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Mothers and staff of Chiswick’s St Mary's RC and Kew Riverside Primary Schools came together this Saturday 19th June to take part in a 26.2 marathon walk.  The purpose of the marathon walk was to raise much needed funds to finance a fostering programme of all of the Sri Lankan children who were orphaned by the tsunami organised by the charity Hope For Children. 

Hope for Children aims to find foster parents for the 1,086 Sri Lankan tsunami orphans and needs to find £100,000 for this massive task. The charity, whose philosophy is to help handicapped, orphaned, poor and exploited children, is run entirely by volunteers. 

Despite numerous requests to the DEC for urgent funding, they have been unsuccessful and therefore need to raise the £100,000 necessary to through sponsorship and fundraising activities.

The walk which started in Grove Park took the 20 female participants along the river to Hampton and back through Bushy and Richmond Park, into Barnes and back along the river to Chiswick.  The fastest time was 7.5 hours. 


The women managed to raise almost £10,000 between them through sponsorship. 

It costs approximately £5 per month or £60 per year to finance the fostering of one child.  If you would like to make a donation please contact Chiswick resident Nadia Howell, Patron of Hope for Children, on tsunami walk of hope.



June 22, 2005