Experienced ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member, Peter Pearce, has just completed a 1,786km walk from John O’Groats on the northern tip of Scotland to Land’s End in his native Cornwall. Peter, who lives on the Central Coast of NSW, is a veteran of 16 ShelterBox deployments and a dedicated Rotarian. It was on one of his deployments with ShelterBox, to Madagascar, that Peter became aware of the plight of the many locals crippled from birth defects. On his return to Australia, Peter decided to do all he could to help.
Working with his local Rotary Club, The Rotary Club of Gosford North, Peter set up the “Wheelchairs For Madagascar” project to help those crippled from birth in the African island nation.
Peter’s marathon walk South took him 72 days, averaging 20 miles a day. Helped by companion walkers along the way, he was shown hospitality by fellow Rotarians, friends and strangers inspired by his efforts.
The “Wheelchairs For Madagascar” project now has a container of 224 wheelchairs ready to ship and is seeking funds to pay for the freight.
Those wishing to contribute may do so at: https://donations.rawcs.com.au/Default.aspx?ProjectID=562&ReturnTo=4