Water for Timor is a fundraising initiative of Ossu friend and committee member Luke Keighery. In September and October 2017, Luke walked the full 800km length of the Camino (Francés) in just 40 days.
Why? To raise $100,000 to fund the WaSH Clean Water Project that will solve Ossu’s pressing water and sanitation issues.
Walking the Camino was a mental and physical challenge for Luke. He showed immense dedication to his preparation waking up at 5.30am every morning leading up to the Camino and walking 13km before breakfast.
Donations to Luke’s Water for Timor will be applied in full to the WASH project—Luke funded his own trip to Spain including all meals, accommodation, flights and his time – 40 days to finish his journey.
Individuals are encouraged to donate via Luke’s WaterAid Fundraiser page: https://fundraise.wateraid.org.au/fundraisers/lukekeighery
Corporate sponsorship is also available. Click here to read about Corporate Sponsorship
The Camino Francés
Luke set out on 13 September 2017 to complete the Camino Francés walk. He completed 800km in 40 days. He started at St Jean Pied, France and finished in Santiago, Spain.
The full Camino Francés is made up of the following stages:
Stage 1: St Jean Pied de Port to Viana (Days 1-8)
Total walking distance: 155.5km
Cumulative distance: 155.5km
Stage 2: Viana to Hornillos del Camino (Days 9-16)
Total walking distance: 156.6km
Cumulative distance: 312.1km
Stage 3: Hornillos del Camino to León (Days 17-24)
Total walking distance: 162.7km
Cumulative distance: 474.8km
Stage 4: León to Laguna de Castilla (Days 25-32)
Total walking distance: 155.1km
Cumulative distance: 629.2km
Stage 5: Laguna de Castilla to Santiago de Compostela (Days 33-40)
Total walking distance: 167km
Cumulative distance: 796.2km
To continue to support Luke on his epic journey and to help him raise $100,000 for the WaSH Clean Water Project, please donate at his WaterAid Fundraising page.