WALK WITH PETER. SOMETHING ABOUT PETER LERNER?
In August and October 2016 central Italy was hit by a series of earthquakes. Hundreds of people lost their lives and thousands more were injured or displaced, losing their homes and possessions. In addition to the stark human cost, entire villages and towns have been devastated. Livelihoods were lost overnight and local economies have been almost completely shut down for the foreseeable future. The consequences will be felt for many years after the final aftershocks.
On 21st October 2017 I will start a 400km coast-to-coast walk across Italy to raise money for some of those people worst-affected by the earthquakes. The route, passing through some of the towns hit by the earthquakes and including climbs of some of the highest mountains in the Apennines, will be completed in one attempt, entirely on foot, and each night I will sleep outdoors.
I am a teacher and boxing journalist from Britain. Since moving to Italy from Manchester in 2004, I have hiked the mountains and valleys of all of central Italy’s national parks. During my treks over the years in the Apennine Mountains I’ve visited and got to know many of the places that were affected by the earthquakes of 2016. I would now like to give something back to an area that has given me so many memorable experiences.
Money raised will go to directly to the areas hit hardest. Funds will be divided between three causes, each one managed by its respective charity: children who have lost one or both parents during the earthquakes (Omnibus Omnes); a summer camp for children from the areas that were hit during the earthquakes (Sport Senza Frontiere); and the construction of a community centre in the devastated village of Castelluccio di Norcia (Per La Vita Di Castelluccio).
Walk With Peter
by Per La Vita Di Castelluccio Di Norcia Onlus il 2017-10-01 07:00:00