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Camino de Santiago in support of Street Child

I will be walking the French route, 769km, to raise money for Street Child

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1.700€

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3.000€

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Published: 28 Jun 2021

Access to a good quality education is the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty.  Street Child's work is changing the life prospects of some of the world's most vulnerable children. 

I first became aware of Street Child in December 2011 when I heard of their crazy idea to organise a fundraising marathon in Makeni, Sierra Leone.  I love sport and I love adventure travel so I signed up immediately, helped get a team together that raised over £21,000 and seven months later found myself running through the streets of Makeni and enjoying an incredible experience. 

I returned a year later and visited schools in the northern chiefdom of Tambakha built using the funds our team had raised the previous year.  This was mindblowing for me and set me on a path to an ever closer involvement with Street Child.  I have now visited Sierra Leone seven times and also Street Child projects in Nepal.

For the past five years I have been on the Board of Street Child España and we have ambitious fundraising plans to support Street Child projects across Africa & Asia.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for Street Child's work and expertise has increased but fundraising opportunities have been limited so now is the time to redouble our efforts.

This is a challenge that took hold in my mind when recovering from open heart surgery in 2019.  I needed something to aim for that was challenging but achievable.  Mountain climbing and marathon days may be behind me but I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet.  

I will start the hike in St Jean Pied de Port on 15 September and plan to arrive in Santiago de Compostela on my birthday, 26 October, champagne in hand.

Over the six weeks on the road, I will talk more about Street Child Spain work and also about the Camino and the people I meet along the way so please subscribe to my YouTube channel Sherpa Productions and follow me on facebook and instagram.

Street Child's work is life transforming for thousands of vulnerable children in the toughest of locations so any donations you can make will be greatly appreciated.

En Street Child España utilizamos la educación para empoderar a los niños y niñas más vulnerables del mundo para que puedan construirse un futuro sostenible. Al ser una organización no gubernamental trabajamos para conseguir la implementación de nuestros proyectos a través de su financiación mediante eventos de recaudación de fondos, la concienciación de las personas, creando eventos locales con la ayuda de nuevos voluntarios y construyendo nuevas relaciones de cooperación.

En nuestra organización creemos firmemente que la educación es un aspecto vital para crecer. Sin unos fuertes cimientos de educación, ninguna comunidad podrá ser empoderada para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus niños y niñas y no habrá esperanza para un futuro mejor. Todo depende de la educación y creemos que podemos hacer un gran impacto en este aspecto.

 

Donators (45)

Stephen Ralston

50€

278 days ago

Rebecca John

50€

281 days ago

Sarah Fearnley

15€

282 days ago

Sarai

40€

283 days ago

Antonietta Gwynn

25€

283 days ago

Dave & Sarah Isley

35€

284 days ago

Kirstie

15€

285 days ago

Ben

50€

286 days ago

Nicky hymas

15€

286 days ago

Linda (the Netherlands)

80€

287 days ago

Anonymous

100€

288 days ago

Keith & Chris

50€

292 days ago

Danny Bower

25€

298 days ago

Miranda

15€

298 days ago

Richard & Gina

50€

301 days ago

Anonymous

15€

302 days ago

David Waugh

35€

303 days ago

Angela Barden

35€

307 days ago

Stephen

45€

307 days ago

Andrew

35€

309 days ago

Theresa

15€

312 days ago

Elba

35€

314 days ago

Jean Jacques

35€

314 days ago

Paul Harvey

25€

315 days ago

Fiona Meiklejohn

75€

319 days ago

Florian

50€

320 days ago

David Smeath

25€

321 days ago

Gareth Negus

25€

324 days ago

Elaine Guthrie

35€

324 days ago

Emma

35€

327 days ago

Charlotte Sellors

15€

327 days ago

Mariana

30€

327 days ago

Anonymous

50€

328 days ago

Anonymous

50€

330 days ago

Patricia Bello

Hidden donation

330 days ago

Paul

15€

330 days ago

Isabel

100€

331 days ago

Andy

35€

333 days ago

Mark Maughan

15€

335 days ago

John Macready

35€

336 days ago

Josh Ord-Hume

35€

356 days ago

Esther

25€

357 days ago

Pete & Jill

50€

358 days ago

Sam Grimes

50€

363 days ago

Anonymous

25€

365 days ago

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Comments (34)

Stephen Ralston

278 days ago

Hi Phil. Well done on your achievement. A Donation from Bruce Anne and me. It was a pleasure to walk part of the Camino with you.

Rebecca John

281 days ago

A bit late, but I hope it's been good. It sounds like such an amazing adventure! Sending lots of love, Rebecca

Philip Langley

Leader 281 days ago

Perfect timing! Hope you are well and enjoying life and we can catch up soon 😘

Sarai

283 days ago

Well done Phil x

Philip Langley

Leader 283 days ago

Thank you Sarai. Much appreciated 😘

Antonietta Gwynn

283 days ago

Fantastic! Well done Phil!

Philip Langley

Leader 283 days ago

Thank you Antonietta! Hope to see you soon.

Kirstie

285 days ago

Absolutely amazing Phil. Been following your posts in awe!

Philip Langley

Leader 285 days ago

Thanks Kirstie. I loved it. Glad you enjoyed the posts. 😘

Ben

286 days ago

Congratulations Phil. An epic journey for a worthy cause. Enjoy the R&R.
Ben

Philip Langley

Leader 286 days ago

Thanks Ben. Much appreciated. It was a great experience. Hope to see you in the north too distant future. Cheers

Keith & Chris

292 days ago

Hope everything is going well and you are on schedule to finish on your birthday. It's such a good cause that I know you are so passionate about. Proud of you bro. We'll raise a glass on the 26th. Love Keith & Chris xx

Philip Langley

Leader 292 days ago

Cheers! Unless I fall down a hole, I should make it to SdC tomorrow as planned. Thanks to both of you for the kind and generous donation. The money will do great things in Street Child’s hands. 🙏🏼

Danny Bower

298 days ago

Fantastic effort Phil and such a heartfelt cause - good luck and keep plodding on! Very best wishes (for no blisters), famille Bower

Philip Langley

Leader 298 days ago

Cheers Danny! That’s very kind of you and much appreciated! I’m still standing and still plodding. Love to Janet y la famille 🙏🏼

Miranda

298 days ago

Wow Phil that’s one hell of a walk - Inspirational 👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 You’re amazing

Philip Langley

Leader 298 days ago

Thank you Miranda! It’s a great experience and if I can raise a good total for Street Child it will make it so much better! Hope you are well and thank you for your kind support 😘

Richard & Gina

301 days ago

Go Phil! Another great fundraising effort for Street Child.

Philip Langley

Leader 301 days ago

Thank you Richard and Gina! It’s an amazing journey but will be so much more worthwhile with a good total raised for Street Child. As ever, your support is much appreciated!

Angela Barden

307 days ago

Well done Phil, keep on walking, I’m enjoying the scenery!

Philip Langley

Leader 307 days ago

Angela, you are a legend! Sending love to 🇵🇹.

Andrew

309 days ago

Hi Phil, good effort for a worthy cause. Well done. Andy and Deb

Philip Langley

Leader 309 days ago

Andy and Deb, thank you!!!! Street Child’s will do life enhancing work with this money. See you back in Málaga!

Theresa

312 days ago

I hope you reach your target.

Philip Langley

Leader 312 days ago

I hope so too Theresa. Thank you so much for this. It is greatly appreciated by me and by Street Child.

Elba

314 days ago

Go Philip, go!

Philip Langley

Leader 314 days ago

‘Feet, don’t fail me now!’ Thank you Elba. This is a very kind and generous donation and much appreciated. See you back in Málaga!

Jean Jacques

314 days ago

Good luck for the end of the walk

Philip Langley

Leader 314 days ago

Jean Jacques, you’re a star! Thank you so much for donation. It is much appreciated. Enjoy Italy!

Fiona Meiklejohn

319 days ago

Well done Philip. Keep on keeping on

Philip Langley

Leader 319 days ago

Fiona, what a marvellous human you are. Thank you so much for this. The money you donated will do amazing, positive things!

Florian

320 days ago

So great to see you on this epic hike and fundraiser for Street Child, thank you!

Philip Langley

Leader 320 days ago

Thank you Flo. You’re an inspiration to us all in SCEU.

David Smeath

321 days ago

Buen camino!

Philip Langley

Leader 321 days ago

Thank you David. Much appreciated. Hopefully, one day we can meet up on the Costa!

Elaine Guthrie

324 days ago

Keep going Phil. You are doing great!! 💙

Philip Langley

Leader 324 days ago

If I didn’t stop every 5 minutes to take photos of moss, I would finish the day a bit quicker. Thank you Elaine for this lovely donation 😘

Emma

327 days ago

Mucha suerte y buen camino Phil! Hope you enjoy this incredible experience and I look forward to following along through your updates, go well! xx

Philip Langley

Leader 327 days ago

Thank you Emma for your constant support. So far, so good! Sending love from 🇪🇸 to 🇦🇺 😘

Charlotte Sellors

327 days ago

Good luck Felipe!!

Philip Langley

Leader 327 days ago

Thank you Charlotte! Hope you and the fam are all well 😘

Mariana

327 days ago

Mucho ánimo Phil! Good luck.
Xx Mariana

Philip Langley

Leader 327 days ago

Mariana!!!! Muchas gracias por tu donación. Seis etapas realizadas . Sólo quedan 27!! 😘

Patricia Bello

330 days ago

Wishing you fair weather and good health on this adventure!

Philip Langley

Leader 330 days ago

Thank you for supporting me yet again! The weather is very changeable so far but the body is holding together! 🙏🏼

Paul

330 days ago

Great challenge, great experience..you’ll breeze through it Phil.
All the best.
Paul

Philip Langley

Leader 330 days ago

Cheers Paul. You’re a star. Not sure about ‘breeze’ but I’ll get there somehow. Thanks again!

Isabel

331 days ago

Buen camino Phil!!!

Philip Langley

Leader 331 days ago

Isa, eres un sol. Ojalá podamos hacer otro reto juntos algún día. Pero no corriendo, eres demasiado rápida para mí! Gracias, gracias.

Andy

333 days ago

Mad as ever, but for such a great cause. Good Luck Great Uncle Phil 😄
Andy,Rosie & Zac x

Philip Langley

Leader 333 days ago

Thank you Andy, Rosie & Zac!!! Your support over the years has been amazing. Hopefully, I can keep the body in one piece for six weeks.

Mark Maughan

335 days ago

Ha'way the Lad !!!!

Philip Langley

Leader 335 days ago

You're a canny lad Marky Mark. Cheers!!

John Macready

336 days ago

Try not to get lost and all the best. John

Philip Langley

Leader 336 days ago

If (when) I get lost, I'm taking others down with me! Cheers John, much appreciated and sorry you can't make it over. Jamón producers are desperate to get you back here!

Josh Ord-Hume

356 days ago

Big Love from Mandel and Josh

Philip Langley

Leader 356 days ago

Thank you Mandel
and Josh. It means a lot.

Esther

357 days ago

Eres un ejemplo Phil!! Buen camino!!!!

Philip Langley

Leader 357 days ago

Gracias Esther. Donaciones como la tuya cambian la vida de muchos niños en los entornos más difíciles. ¡Tengo muchas ganas de empezar mi Camino ahora!

Pete & Jill

358 days ago

Just one foot in front of the other Mr Langley...best wishes

Philip Langley

Leader 358 days ago

Thank you and Jill for your unwavering support.. can’t wait to get started.

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