214 Wainwrights for 214 Children
In the time you watch this video another six children will be trafficked. A child is trafficked every 30 seconds. Each day 3,300 children are trafficked. 1.2 million children are trafficked globally every year. Tearfund aims to prevent 50,000 children from being trafficked. We hope to raise at least £36 for each of the 214 mountains we climb–raising £7,704–to prevent 214 children from being trafficked. Tearfund needs £36 to provide trafficking awareness training for a child and help them set up a small business and provide for their families.
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Grey Friar’s stunning view of creation
16-04-2016 – Height 1587ft – Distance 5ml – Time 5hr – We walked away from this mountain the other week. Today we return, retracing our steps. From the Three Shires Stone we begin our second attempt to reach the summit of Grey Friar.
214 Wainwrights for Tearfund
Life has many challenges, some we can overcome, some we can’t. For these children who are taken away from their families their own mountains are impossible to climb.
Trapped in servitude, they lose all hope of a future and can only look with despair at their days ahead. In their eyes, there is no one to help, no one to hear their cry, no one to rescue them. What we (myself, my daughter and my son) are aiming to achieve is a challenge: to climb 214 mountains and to raise 7,704 pounds.
In 2014, after reading about ‘No Child Taken’ and the plight of these children, I was challenged to donate to Tearfund, but financially this was not possible. The whisper and sense of urgency would not go away. I prayed about this, asking God what I could do. I believe He responded with a question. The questions was, what can you do? I answered, I can walk, write and take photographs. My response received no reply, it didn’t need one.
The answer developed into this challenge: to walk the Wainwrights for these children. To raise funds so that many would not become trapped into slavery.
A story is told about a small boy walking along a beach throwing dying starfish back into the sea. A man watched, “You can’t possibly save them all, there are thousands on this beach. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The boy smiled as he threw another back into the sea. He replied, “I made a huge difference to that one.” (Author Unknown).
Jesus once fed 5,000 people with only a basket of five loaves of bread and two fish. Impossible, the people cried. Yet after they had all eaten there was plenty left over. Tearfund want to save 50,000 children from trafficking. It seems an impossible task. Yet for once child who is given a future, for one child who is taken out of the traffickers hands, there are a million reasons to be thankful.
It’s May, and we have climbed 117 Wainwrights and plan to complete in 2016. We gaze upon creation, grandstand view of Scafell from Grey Friar. We have raised £6,338 for Tearfund’s No Child Taken campaign and climbed over 89000 feet. A really big thank you to all our sponsors, you are a real encouragement. Read our blog at The Wainwright Walks.
£36 can keep one girl safe
£60 enables a partner to travel to villages
£90 helps a child be self sufficient
84 million children in slavery
We are very grateful to the companies and individuals who are sponsoring us to complete these walks over the Wainwright Fells. Below are those who have donated much needed equipment. Thank you.