The "Walking Talking" Team held a Bollywood Fundraising dinner. These two "ordinary" mums hosted a dinner for 60 people, and it was a great success! They hope their efforts will be an inspiration to others in the future to raise funds for the Dalit Children. They had their daughter and a friend waitressing on the night serving Indian food. They also played the Promotional DVD for the walk on the night which helped create interest for others to commit to doing the walk. The Walking Talking team were humbled by peoples' generosity on the night and their tally is already over $11,000. What a great result. Well done Walking Talking!!
Retirees Walk For The Dalits
14th August 2011 — a day of sunshine and sunshowers — the day we were walking to raise funds to support te little children who are trapped in poverty in India
Twenty six people walked — several over 90 — around the drive ways of our church property. Four walked 10 laps and some 1. One lady was collected from the nursing homr and pushed by her son. Another two used their wheelie walkers to steady themselves as they walked.
It was so encouraging to see people walking in pairs conversing along the way. We started out hoping to be able to support one child for a year and ended up with funds to support two.
Praise God! We look forward to repeating this next year and hopefully engaging more walkers.
Motivating others to help change the world of Dalit children.
Jessica Ferriday, a young personal trainer of Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre, Toowoomba, along with the owners Susan and Troy Morgan have set their sights on raising as much funds as they can for The Bridge Marathon and the Dalit children of Asia. Jessica’s team “Willows Go the Extra Mile” have set up a display with posters, flyers and The Bridge walk promo DVD running on the monitors at the centre, where they are encouraging others to get fit and join their team for the walk in Brisbane.
They are also planning a public screening night of the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” at the local theatre on the 1st of August, 2012 to raise both funds and awareness of the Dalit’s poverty. Jess is an excited young woman with a big heart and a passion to help others. A big thanks also to Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre owners for getting behind Jess and supporting her in this cause.