We are a group of friends from Scottish Borders. We set ourselves the challenge of the Camino de Santiago and wanted to also raise money for a local charity Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC).. Having fun but also making some change and doing something good that will help others. We hope that our efforts will create an awareness for this much needed resource within our community.
We are self funding the trip so that every penny donated goes straight to the charity. Together we can make a difference.
SBRCC is and has always been, reliant on donations and volunteers. They would not be able to operate their varied and accessible service without the support and generosity of local people.
SBRCC provides, trauma- informed, person-centred, support services to survivors of sexual violence. Services are free, inclusive, non-judgemental, and confidential for survivors who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. They respect and understand how hard it can be to speak to someone about your experience of sexual violence whether it is a recent assault or whether it happened a long time ago.
When you contact SBRCC survivors can be reassured that..
- We will believe you
- We will listen to you
- We will support you
Meet the Camino de Santiago team..
Catherine Kerr.. Charlotte Waugh.. Jacqui Chapman.. Suzanne Diamond
Thank you all for your support, it’s very much appreciated.
Well done ladies...Great achievement!
Well done Jacqui Chapman and ladies; great achievement!
Thank you so much for all the generous donations, amazing support and encouragement. Everyone single one of you has helped to achieve this -THANK YOU !
Good luck Sue and enjoy the walk
'Our vision is an end to violence, in all its forms, against women and girls'.
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Day 1 / Saturday 07th October 2023 UK – Sarria Start Edinburgh to London, and then to North West Spain. Day 2 / Sunday 08th October 2023 Sarria - Portomarin 23 km Starting our trek in Sarria. Trekking on, through the countryside and hamlets to Portomarin. Day 3 / Monday 09th October 2023 Portomarin – Os Valos 21 km We get the hills out of the way. Climbing around Monte San Antonio, along a dirt track until we finally reach Os Valos. Day 4 / Tuesday 10th October 2023 Os Valos - Aruza 30 km Continue through the town of Carballo, to the medieval village Fuerlos. Day 5 / Wednesday 11th October 2023 Arzua – O Pedrouzo 24 km Having conquered the steep slopes, we hike through gentler valleys and several hamlets and get a better feel for life in Galicia. Day 6 / Thursday 12th October 2023 O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela 16 km We’ve made it! Day 7 / Friday 13th October 2023 Santiago de Compostela and …. REST
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