Project Compassion

Yesterday I was honoured to be invited to speak at St Clares College in Canberra at the launch of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal.   Over the next couple of weeks I will be represeting Caritas throughout...

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Time to Change Australia Day

In Australia we are just about to “celebrate” Australia day and growing up it was an important day on my calendar. There was always cricket on the television and I still remember as a 10 year old being in Sydney and watching bicentennial celebrations as a replica of...

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The Haves and the Have-nots

The stark difference between a child growing up here in Australia and a child growing up in a third world country in Africa is extravagant. In my job I get to go to many houses and today was no different. One of the houses I went to is a house that I visit regularly...

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Living under the poverty line

I am now 50 days into the walk and we have certainly had our ups and downs but the hardest thing without a doubt has been living under the poverty line. I set myself the challenge of completing the entire trip spending just US$1.50 per day on food to simulate what it...

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Reflections on Botswana

I was sad to leave Namibia as it is a beautiful country with extremely friendly people and we had such a great time during that part of the walk. However, Botswana has been just as fantastic but also more challenging. A day before we arrived in Botswana we received a...

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A day walking in Matt’s shoes

Hi, Wendy here, Matt’s wife. A couple of days ago I got the opportunity to walk a whole day with Matt, something I have never done before – 48km into either a head wind or cross wind the whole day. It was tough but I made it! I wanted to take it on as a personal...

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Walvis Bay to Windhoek

The walk kicked off on 4 June from the Walvis Bay Yacht Club, Namibia. The launch was amazing with many distinguished guests coming along to wish me well. The most notable was Mike Horn, arguably one of the greatest adventurers of all time. Great to chat to him and...

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