On 27th July my friend Neil and I will be walking 100km around the Chilterns. We’ll start at 8am on the Saturday and walk continuously (barring short breaks!) until probably about 11am on the Sunday, completing over 110,000 steps!
I did a similar walk in the South Downs in 2017. With the combination of distance and tiredness, that was the most difficult event I’ve ever done and I did say ‘never again’. Well, I’m now remembering the good bits and have convinced Neil to join me.
So why am I doing this?
I’m raising money for Freedom4Girls, a small charity dedicated to ensuring everyone who menstruates has access to safe products. Sadly over 300 million people don’t and as well as health impacts from using unsafe methods, this can lead to missing school and work. The fantastic work that Freedom4Girls do includes:
• Supplying those in need in the UK and east Africa with a choice of sustainable reusable pads, menstrual cups or disposables.
• Providing education to reduce the taboo around menstruation and the impact of period poverty.
• Actively campaigning to end period poverty.
You can find more details about period poverty and the great work Freedom4Girls are doing here. £7 covers the cost of a 'period pack' (including reusable pads that last 3 years) and associated education for boys and girls.
Both Freedom4Girls and I would be hugely grateful for any donation you can give.
Thank you for your support,
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