Going to the wall for China’s children

WALK the Wall is a global walkathon held in 34 locations around the world to raise money for International China Concern.

ICC gives full time care to disabled and abandoned children in China.

Abandonment is a very real problem in China as families struggle to adequately provide for children with difficulties.

ICC cares for children with education, therapy, vocational training and medical intervention offered along with a home.

On Saturday, October 17, Walk the Wall will be held in Kalamunda for the fourth time.

While there are 13 Walk the Wall events in Australia the Kalamunda event is the only one in WA.

It has grown in popularity over the last three years and in 2014 was the largest of the walks held in Australia with 200 participants – more than Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane.

The community event for all ages is part of the Perth Hills Spring Festival and includes portions of the Railway Heritage Trail with its beautiful wildflowers, the Kalamunda town site and Stirk Park.

We are hoping for even more participants this year and have walk, run and cycle options available.

Registration is free, participants are asked to sign up online, raise funds and then come along at 8am on Saturday October 17.

Registered participants receive a Walk the Wall T-shirt as well as a delicious morning tea.