LESMURDIE residents Geoff and Di Hall have recently returned to the Hills after living in China for more than three years and working with children with disabilities.
Mr Hall said he and his wife were very proud to be able to explain to the children that “more than 200 people from our home town walked 10km because they wanted to help them have a richer life”.
The annual Walk the Wall Kalamunda will be held on September 10. It raises funds to help children with disabilities in China.
People joining Walk the Wall can choose to walk or bike ride the 10km along the Kalamunda Heritage Trail, or be part of the 40km Road Bike Team.
Over the past three years the event has grown both in numbers attending and amounts raised.
Mr Hall said Walk the Wall happens in more than eight nations with over 34 walks today.
“The purpose is to raise awareness of the needs of children in China who have been abandoned due to their disabilities,” Mr Hall said.
“This year the goal is to raise half a million dollars around the world.”
International China Concern have been working in this area since 1993 and now operate three centres.
“In these homes they provide therapy, care, education and love for more than 400 children.”
The Kalamunda Community have played a significant role in this work through participating in Walk the Wall and through sponsoring.
Everybody is welcome to either sign up as an individual or create a team from their school, neighbourhood, sporting or community group.
The Walk will start at 8.30am at the Kalamunda Church of Christ, corner Fletcher and Canning roads, Lesmurdie. There will be a morning tea and sausage sizzle afterwards.
People can sign up to participate or sponsor on walkthewall.|org/kalamunda.
Contact Mr Hall on 0452 412 515 or Geoff.firstname.lastname@example.org