Active Events 2022
Active Events

Katie’s Berlin Marathon 2022

Dear Friends and Family,

For 2022, I have set myself the challenge of not only running the world famous Berlin Marathon, but also fundraising £1,000 /$1,300 for Walkabout Foundation and I’m asking for your support!

£1,000 is the equivalent of 4 life-changing wheelchairs for people in desperate need in the developing world. Please help me reach my target this year, and help Walkabout Foundation in its mission to change the world of mobility disabilities – one person, one wheelchair at a time.

Thank you so much for all of your support!

Keith’s London Marathon 2022

Dear friends & family,

For 2022, I have set myself the challenge of not only running the London Marathon, but also fundraising £3,000 for Walkabout Foundation! £3,000 is the equivalent of 12 life-changing wheelchairs for people in desperate need in the developing world.

Please help me in reaching my target, and help Walkabout Foundation in their mission to change the world of mobility disabilities, one person, one wheelchair at a time. Thank you for all of your support!

Alex’s Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022

Dear friends and family,

In 2022, I will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in honour of Walkabout Foundation to help bring mobility to people in need in the developing world.

I invite you to support me in reaching my goal, and support Walkabout’s mission to provide dignity, freedom and independence to people with mobility disabilities around the world!

100% of every donation will go towards providing someone in need with a life-changing wheelchair. Let’s change lives together!

Muhammad’s Berlin Marathon 2022

Dear Friends and Family,

For 2022, I have set myself the challenge of not only running the world famous Berlin Marathon, but also fundraising £1,000 ($1,300) for Walkabout Foundation and I’m asking for your support!

£1,000 ($1,300) is the equivalent of 4 life-changing wheelchairs for people in desperate need in the developing world. Please help me reach my target, and help Walkabout Foundation in its mission to change the world of mobility disabilities – one person, one wheelchair at a time.

Thank you for all of your support!
Muhammad

Domenico’s London Marathon 2022

Dear friends and family,

In 2022, I will be completing the London Marathon in honour of Walkabout Foundation! My goal is to raise $4,000 (£3,000) – the equivalent of 12 life-changing wheelchairs for people in need in the developing world.

I invite you to support me in reaching my target, and support Walkabout’s mission to change the world of mobility disabilities – one person, one wheelchair at a time. Every dollar, euro or pound you give will go towards providing someone in need with the gift of mobility.

Thank you and best wishes,

Domenico

Matthew’s London Marathon 2022

Dear Friends and Family,

In 2022, I will be completing the London Marathon in honour of Walkabout Foundation! My goal is to fundraise £3,000 – the equivalent of 12 life-changing wheelchairs for people in need in the developing world.

I invite you to support me in reaching my target, and support Walkabout’s mission to change the world of mobility disabilities – one person, one wheelchair at a time.

Thank you for your support!

– Matthew

Julie’s Berlin Marathon 2022

Dear friends and family,

This year, I have set myself the target of running the Berlin Marathon in honour of Walkabout Foundation and raising £1,000 – the equivalent of 4 life-changing wheelchairs for people in desperate need in the developing world.

Please help me reach my target this year, and help Walkabout Foundation in its mission to change the world of mobility disabilities, one person, one wheelchair at a time.

Thank you for all your support!

 

Ksenia’s London Marathon 2022

Dear Friends,

For 2022, I have set myself the challenge of not only running the world famous London Marathon, but also fundraising £3,000 for Walkabout Foundation! £3,000 is the equivalent of 12 life-changing wheelchairs for people in desperate need in the developing world. Please help me in reaching my target, and help Walkabout Foundation in its mission to change the world of mobility disabilities, one person, one wheelchair at a time.

Thank you for all of your support!

Wheelchair for Enhanced Mobility

Disability is an evolving concept and it results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal as well as environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

 

Disabilities can occur at any stage in a person’s life, such as during pregnancy, delivery, infancy, childhood, youth, adulthood and old age. The major causes of disabilities include: infections, poisoning, radiation, genetic defects, accidents, violence including war, lack of oxygen during birth, harmful traditions, poverty and ignorance, lack of sufficient and balanced food, lack of social contact, and the occurrence of chronic diseases.

 

It is estimated that there are about 20 million Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Ethiopia. These fall under different categories of disabilities which include i) Sensory Impairments: deficiency or constraints in sight, hearing, smelling and/or tasting; ii) Physical Disabilities: disabilities that are related to hands, legs, chest, backbone, shoulder, bottom and the like; iii) Intellectual Disabilities (autism as well as other defects in understanding one’s environment, learning, and writing; and iv) Psychosocial Disabilities: psychosocial problems such as depression, isolation, sleeping for long hours, as well as failure to achieve personal and social goals.

Following the sweeping political and socioeconomic changes in Ethiopia which began in April 2018, there have been sporadic and recurrent conflicts maliciously instigated in several parts of the country by some covert groups who vehemently oppose to the promising reforms, contributing to a lot of property damage, deaths and physical disabilities. More alarmingly, the number of persons with physical disabilities and sensory impairments is likely to increase dramatically due to the war being waged in Northern Ethiopia. Therefore, the Disability Affairs Directorate under the Ethiopian Ministry of Women and Social Affairs strives to mobilize mobility enhancing resources from around the world! We urgently need supports in kind (particularly such mobility aids as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, and crutches) in order to positively and productively respond to the crucial needs of PWDs in Ethiopia.