Silly Walk 2019
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
That’s me on the left (Abhi) and my mate Chiranth on the right.
This walk has been 4 years in the making! On October 5th my good mate Chiranth and I (Abhi) will be walking 100Kms in 24hours from Narrabeen Lakes in the north to Bronte Beach in the south. Why? Because we’re both pretty silly! You’d have to be to put your body through something like this.
We could have done something else that weekend… gone to the beach, watched a movie or binge watched the new season of Stranger Things but instead we’re gonna be slogging it out in the day (and night) trying to reach Bronte Beach by 1pm the next day.
Oh and if the walk wasn’t challenging enough, along the way, we’re gonna be doing even sillier challenges like sit ups at 50km, sculling a beer at 70km and whatever else you guys get us to do! See I told you we were bonkers!
We started training for this Silly Walk (#sillywalk2019) a few months back and with under 2 months to go, would love for you to join us on the business end of things as we head towards the big day on 5th October!
Ok now for the serious bit – This walk has been 4 years in the making because 4 years ago my late brother Dhananjay (DJ) conquered this same 100km walk in 24hours. He did it for many reasons but one of them was to get his mental and physical health back in order. You can see videos of him on this pursuit on our insta page (sillywalksydney). He smashed the 100kms alright and conquered many of his demons along the way too! Oh and he also raised a ton of money for this wonderful charity Palmera.
Sadly, 3 months after completing his walk, he passed away and shuffled off this mortal coil. He left behind wonderful memories for family and friends that will last us a lifetime.
One of our last few conversations before he left us, was his wish to get our family & friends out walking regularly, as he had found it therapeutic in working through his issues and he wished for others to do likewise.
I thought I’d put his advice into practice and give this walking thing a go! It’s not bad at all I tell ya!
So in this grand plan to make this 100Km walk a thing, my good mate Chiranth jumped at the chance to shoot the breeze with me for hours on end! I’m sure he’s gonna regret saying “yes” by the end of this thing. So here we are. Chiranth & I are doing a 100Km walk in 24 hours, in memory of my inspiring brother DJ, trying to get ourselves fit, and trying to raise as much money as we can for the great work that Palmera does with women in Sri Lanka, so that they have the choice, freedom and dignity in how they live their lives! This run will support the Connecting to Markets project.
This project will help build thriving business farms for 105 farmers, the farms will cost as little as $349 per farmer; which is only $78 a year over the 5-year programme. Each of the 105 farmer will learn how to compete and be successful within the farming marketplace and the skills they learn will help them break down barriers that keep them excluded from markets.
How can you get behind this grand plan
1. Start walking regularly and make it a daily habit
2. Donate however much you can and support the work that Palmera does!
3. Why not join Chiranth and I on the walk on the big day!
You can walk much you want to!? Just drop us an email or hit us up on insta.
100Km (very silly)
50Km (slightly silly)
30Km (somewhat childish)
15Km (a little bit foolish)
10Km (moderately whimsical)
5Km (rather earnest)
1Km (very serious)
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