20 pilgrims set off to Camino de Santiago
The first group of pilgrims set off on their journey to Santiago de Compostela early this morning after months of intense training and preparation.
They will raise funds for Inspire – The Foundation for Inclusion.
The pilgrims will start their trek from Sarria and will be walking four to six hours each day, covering approximately 21 kilometres each time without any days of rest in between to regain their energy.
Philippa Rizzo, a person with disability who will be undertaking the challenge, shared her excitement, and added that she is not at all daunted at the prospect of walking long distances on a daily basis. Philippa will be assigned a ‘buddy’ from Inspire who will ensure that she gets all the help she needs.
“Inspire advocates inclusion and having Philippa participate in the Camino de Santiago is living proof of Inspire’s efforts to promote inclusion and ensure that every person with a disability can fully reach their potential” said Maria Vella-Galea, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Inspire.
On a daily basis, Inpsire advocates and implements inclusion for children and adults with disabilities. Inspire depends on voluntary giving, and it needs to raise approximately €2.8 million per year to ensure that children and adults who need our help can continue to do so.
Anyone wishing to support this initiative can do so by sending an SMS, with the text ‘Camino’ on 50618080 (€4.66) or 50618926 (€6.99) or 50619215. (€11.65)