Solo

Please support me as I walk the 1,000 mile "Via Francigena" across Europe by donating to Yew Chung Education Foundation, in support of Kids International Ministries. KIM provides education, food, and shelter to children and families in an impoverished area outside Manila in the Philippines. This is is a fantastic organisation which is doing a lot to heal a hurting world! All donations will go directly to this worthy cause! Find out more about KIM at: www.kidsim.org/

My Story

In 1996 I came across an article in the travel section of the newspaper that described the Wainwright Coast to Coast;  a two week, 200 mile walk from one side of England to the other. I was mesmerized.  "Do people actually do this?"  I thought to myself.  I tore out the article and took it home to show my wife who, it would turn out, was less than impressed.
"You?  Walking across England? I don't think so!" she responded.  True, her skepticism was fairly well founded.  I was a bit of a couch potato... but something suddenly rose up in me, "One day, you and I are going to have a son and when that boy becomes a teenager I'm taking him on this walk"
Two years later we had that son and when Gabriel turned 14, true to my word, I indeed walked across England on the Wainwright Coast to Coast with him.

The Coast to Coast walk with my son was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life and made me realize long distance walking would always be part of me.  In 2015 Gabriel and I then walked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and my life was transformed yet again by the inclusion of my Christian faith with rigors of the trail.  The impact from that trip on my life was so noticeable that my wife Tammy, who often thought I was crazy for taking these walking trips, asked if she could walk the Camino with me which we did in 2017.  (And she too was hooked)

Now in 2018 I am walking the Via Francigena; an ancient 1000 mile trail Christian pilgrims have walked for centuries as they made their way from northern Europe to Rome.  Starting June 1 I will launch out from the Canterbury Cathedral in England, make my way across France (having taken a ferry across the channel as, unlike Jesus, I can't walk on water), cross the Alps at St. Bernards pass, and then cross Italy till I arrive at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican sometime around August 10.   

I will be doing this to raise awareness for Seeds of Hope which is the compassion and charitable expression of Yew Chung Education Foundation and it's affiliate Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools.  Currently Seeds of Hope is devoting a significant portion of its fundraising efforts to Kids International Ministries in the Philippines.   All donations through this website will be devoted solely to KIM and the incredible work they are doing with children and families outside Manila.  Find out more about KIM at: https://www.kidsim.org/

Recent Donors

  • Keith Archer

    Well done Steve!what a terrific journey !

    HKD 50 30/08/2018

  • Jeremy Williams

    Congratulations on a great effort Steve

    USD 100 26/08/2018

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Steve! Well done in your work...or should I say walk! Blessings on the journey ahead!

    HKD 500 25/08/2018

  • Mark Adams

    GBP 50 24/08/2018

  • Wilson Fernandez

    USD 150 24/08/2018

  • Jarret Deme

    HKD 150 24/08/2018

  • Xu Tingyuan

    USD 100 23/08/2018

  • Andrew Finn

    GBP 50 22/08/2018

  • Edmund Kam

    Well done, Steve!

    HKD 1,000 21/08/2018

  • Sam Sze

    HKD 600 20/08/2018

Comment via Facebook