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Gina Rae and Karen Balfour

Gina and Karen's Feet First on The Camino

We are walking the Camino de Santiago for Feet First because we want to raise fund for people who can't walk

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Feet First

Feet First was founded in 2003 by Blackpool Victoria Hospital Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Steve Mannion. It's aims are to treat clubfoot in the developing world. It currently focuses its resources on two countries Malawi in Central Africa, and Laos in South East Asia. Please see the website for more information!

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Thanks for taking the time to visit Gina and Karen's JustGiving page.

We have been best friends for 40 years.  We both turned 50 last year and wanted to mark this milestone by doing something memorable together. We are planning to walk the Camino de Santiago which is an ancient pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela  on the west coast of Spain - a 500 mile walk.

After talking with good friend Steve Mannion, we have decided to raise money from our efforts by supporting his charity 'Feet First Worldwide'. Steve is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and the charity aims are to treat clubfoot in the developing world as well as advancing medical education, training and research. He and his team give their time voluntarily. 

Walking - it's a basic thing that most of us take for granted isn't it? In the countries Steve and his team work in there are many birth defects such as clubfoot which disables children and adults from walking. Families are faced with very limited facilities or trained staff to undertake the medical treatments or operations required.  The money we raise together will go directly to Feet First Worldwide and will make a difference. 

Please give anything you can to help as it will surely motivate us to keep walking when things get tough.  

With much love and thanks.

Gina and Karen.



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