Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bare Your Sole 2014 - Charity Walkathon

Every day, people in developing countries and disaster-stricken places make their way through undesirable environments. It is very common that the people there grew up with having a pair of shoes and they walked barefoot.

In Singapore, though we have a pair of shoes that we can wear around comfortably with, there are people that are living in poverty. While our ability allows, lets us all lend a helping hand to support children and adults in abject circumstances, raising much-needed funds for projects that improve their living conditions by building homes and fighting poverty.

Bare Your Sole to help raise funds and fight against homelessness and poverty.

Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically-challenged living in one-room flats across Singapore. This includes mobilising volunteers to do proper clean-ups, conduct repair and paint works, and replace bedbug-infested furniture.

We were up early to show our support to Bare Your Sole.

This year marks the sixth edition of Bare Your Sole. The barefoot charity walk was held at the iconic Gardens by the Bay East, where participants from all walks of life, had the choice to trek along a 2.5km or 5km scenic route to show their support for the cause.

Among the enthusiastic crowd were Habitat Ambassadors – Television host, film producer and former Nominated Member of Parliament, Eunice Olsen, model, actor and host, Paul Foster and travel host and writer, Anita Kapoor.

Took our my shoes and get ready for the walk.

Our journey began.

We caught a live performances by local acts.
This cheers us up and lighten our mood.

Captivated by the lovely scenery and the morning air was so refreshing. Usually in the morning I will feel very groggy, but after the walk I feel energetic and awake.

Keep walking.

Turn left for 2.5km and walk straight for 5km.

Be careful of the steps, there were some small stones on the floor.

This little boy is so cute.
Families and friends all enjoyed the day out at Bare Your Sole.

Yes, we completed our walk. Felt so accomplished.

Bare Your Sole 2014 saw 5,000 participants walk barefoot to help raise close to S$300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty.

Making up the 5,000 participants were over 50 migrant workers from Kim Seng Heng Engineering Construction Pte Ltd, some of which were inspired by personal events back home and wanted to do their part for the Singaporean community.

It was heart-warming to see  everyone coming together to contribute and make a a difference in the lives of others. Don't be hesitate to contribute, it is all the little things that we do that make the bigger difference.

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