Why are we fundraising?
If you're anything like us, you're probably feeling a bit helpless watching the news coming out of Afghanistan at the moment.
We've decided to do our bit and take part in the Great Crowdfunder Walking Challenge to raise money for the Refugee Council.
As the crisis in Afghanistan unfolds, all the money we raise will help provide urgent support for refugees who’ve lost everything, as they reach the UK.
Refugees, including those fleeing Afghanistan, desperately need our support. The heartbreak of leaving your home, your family, your friends or your career is devastating, so it’s vital that people receive care and support to survive and thrive once they’re here. Every penny we raise will help those fleeing their country get access to support services, housing, clothing, interpreters and medical attention.
So what are we going to do?
According to Google Maps, to walk from Kabul to London would be a 4,182 mile journey - so the 'Crowdfunder Challenge' is to walk that distance and more.....
As one of six teams taking part, our team will be walking at least 697 miles of this. We'll keep you updated as we cover the miles!
Your Remotely Athletic team are based all over the UK and some of us are not in the slightest bit athletic! So this will be a challenge for us - but not as challenging as it is for those fleeing Kabul right now.
Meet your walkers:
Thank you for your support
Every penny donated will help the Refugee Council support those who need it most (as well as motivating us to keep walking!!).