Camino Walker Donations to Aid Disabled
As a Cape Town Catholic reaches the halfway mark in her 150km walk of the Camino Santiago de Compostela, she is asking for sponsorships that will go to a home for the disabled and a seminary.
Maureen Fernandez left for Spain to walk the last 150km of the Camino — which in her age group qualifies her for the official pilgrim’s medal.
“I have decided to be of some use to others along my journey: not just to walk in pilgrimage for myself but in aid of others as well,” Mrs Fernandez said.
“In walking 150km, I am asking for donations of R150 towards worthy causes that are close to my heart: St Gile’s Association, where my disabled daughter has been going three mornings a week for the past 20-odd years, and St Xavier Orientation Seminary in Crawford, Cape Town,” she said.
“Both will benefit greatly from any donations, big or small.”
Those who make a donation “will all be in my prayers and thoughts as I complete my kilometres each day,” she said.
Her Camino will end in late October.
“This pilgrimage is something I have been wanting to do for many years,” she said, adding that she is posting her progress and thoughts each day on Facebook.
“Each day I walk the walk with a particular saint, or inspiring famous person, passed on or still alive”, she said. On her first day she focused on the Holy Family.
All donations can be deposited into the St Francis Xavier Orientation Seminary’s First National Bank account 62307890229, branch 210046, beneficiary reference “Maureen Camino”.