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I am travelling to Bosnia in July to see, first hand, some of the incredible work that has been undertaken by Women for Women International (WfWI), a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives. I will meet graduates of their programme, talk to current participants about entrepreneurship and take part in the 120km March of Peace in tribute to the victims of genocide in Bosnia.

I am seeking to raise as much money as possible via sponsorship to enable WfWI to help more women rebuild their lives. This in turn builds stronger families and communities that ultimately can change the course of a nation.

The path of the march in Bosnia, first organized in 2006, coincides with the one taken in July 1995 by thousands of refugees trying to escape certain death when the enclave of Srebrenica was taken over by the army of Republika Srpska. It is estimated that more than 8,000 people died in their attempts to flee through the woods and across the hills to reach free territory.  

The Peace March is done in the opposite direction, from Nezuk to Potocari, a symbolic return to Srebrenica. I will be walking the 120km route over 3 days starting on July 8 with a view to raising as much sponsorship money as possible, to help WfWI extend the reach of their work in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

I would be so grateful if you would sponsor me for whatever you can for this endeavor.  Please join me in lending your generous support to some of the women who need it most.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Nicky Kinnaird

PS You can now read my personal picture diary taken during the March of Peace here on Refinery29 - http://www.refinery29.com/2013/08/50461/space-nk-nicky-kinnaird-bosnia#slide-1

Or on my blog - http://uk.spacenk.com/blog/Nickys_Blog.html

Follow me on Twitter @NickyKinnaird #marchofpeace

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You can also read my blog and discover my Bosnia Diary here - http://uk.spacenk.com/blog/Nickys_Blog.html

13/08/13 15:44

You can now read my personal picture diary taken during the March of Peace here on Refinery29 - http://www.refinery29.com/2013/08/50461/space-nk-nicky-kinnaird-bosnia#slide-1

08/08/13 17:49

Raising money for

Women for Women International UK

Women for Women International UK

Charity Registration No. 1115109

Women for Women International UK provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Our aim is to build communities of supporters and to change the world one woman at time. Please join us.

Donations 110

Hi Nicky! Congratulations on completing the walk and for raising so much money for a worthy cause!

Donation by Anonymous on 01/09/13

Better late then never I guess? Hope you survived the great trek!

Donation by Andrew Fine on 09/08/13

$250.00

Dear Nicky, Hope all went well with this great cause. Best wishes, Donna

Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/13

Donation by Lisa Lowe on 29/07/13

Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/13

just well done. amazing

Donation by pj on 25/07/13

Good luck! Tri-Dosha x

Donation by Sunita Passi on 24/07/13

Well done Nicky!!

Donation by Jo & Julietta on 22/07/13

£150.00

+ £37.50 Gift Aid

I know its not a race, but we're rooting for you at the finishing line! No.1 Nicky, all the way! Hope your surpass your fundraising expectations - looking good so far xXx

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Great achievement for a great cause!

Donation by Jenny on 16/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Nicky - wish I could join you in highlighting the impressive endeavours of these women who have suffered. It is a wonderful thing you do for a people that were not well enough supported at the time x

Donation by Maleka Dattu on 11/07/13

£120.00

+ £30.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations Nicky! We are so pleased that the money raised from our Bake Sale is going to our favourite charity. Love the Space NK team

Donation by Space NK HQ on 11/07/13

£160.50

We are so proud to support you in this wonderful project! We send you health and happiness from Marc St. Onge and the Ascenta Skin Team in Canada!

Donation by Anonymous on 09/07/13

$500.00

We wish you all of the very best!

Donation by on 08/07/13

We shall be thinking of you Nicky and looking forward to hearing all about it. Lots of love

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/13

As always, you are an inspiration! Good luck! X

Donation by Claire Moreland on 08/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck NK, what an inspiring journey! Don't forget your hiking sticks and compass....Xx

Donation by Mariesa on 07/07/13

$50.00

Donation by Kathryn Danzey on 06/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Nicky, Good Luck from Barry Owen and all at Mason Owen

Donation by Michael Owen on 05/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck Nicky. A great cause and I wish you and all the participants well on your journey. Best regards Ruth x

Donation by R Gairns on 05/07/13

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by on 05/07/13

20,00 €

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Go Nicky - incredible cause. Sam x

Donation by samantha brookes on 04/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Nicky, I cannot thank you enough for your support. It means so much to the women of Women for Women. I look forward to hearing all about it. Safe travels. With great appreciation, Deborah

Donation by Deborah David, Chair WfW Uk on 03/07/13

£250.00

Donation by Allan Lawson on 03/07/13

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Nicky, just keep walking. you will find the strength. good luck. love, all us greenes, two and four legged.

Donation by Caryll and Steve on 03/07/13

$500.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£12,487.88
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£12,487.88
  • Gift Aid£1,078.75

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