I’m walking the Camino De Santiago…. For the Love of Life
Help me build an outdoor court in Ethiopia and name it after Jon!
On the start of every year, I always jot down 3 milestones; a Personal Milestone; a Corporate Milestone and a Family Milestone.
This year’s Personal Milestone is a special one, inspired by the motto #AllWeHaveIsTime; as well as a beautiful comment on the tribute we had organised to commemorate Jonathan’s passing 21 months ago.
“There are those who fill a room with their smile and positive energy. There are those who fill our lives with kindness, calm and compassion. There are those who look at challenge in the eye with fortitude and resilience.”
Last year we kicked off The Jonathan Chetcuti Program, for the love of sport. The above words inspired me to continue this journey, for the love of life, to continue honouring Jon as a child of light with beautiful attributes; all of which should continue to inspire us to be better.
In May this year, coincidentally (or maybe not!) on Jonathan’s 2nd anniversary of his journey to heaven, I will be joining a group of locals to trek the famous last “100km” of the French way of Camino di Santiago from Sarria to Santiago di Compostela whilst at the same time fund-raising for a worthy cause. Through Camino de Santiago 2, the expedition will be fund-raising to collect €90,000 to finance a Secondary school in Bonga, Ethiopia. This school together with the Kindergarten and Primary school are part of a three tiered project aimed to cater for 700 students taking them all the way from a young age to an age where they could bridge getting to university.
Taking it further, through my trek, I’m committed to raise funds to construct an outdoor playground / sport facility for the kids; and name it after Jonathan. We’ve sourced out equipment, ranging from slides to goal posts; and we can’t wait to get going.
In this respect, should you wish to donate and be part of this initiative, donations are being accepted via a crowdfunding campaign and at the following bank details:
Bank: Bank of Valletta
Beneficiary: Concept to Completion Ltd.
I’m aware that this event will involve physical and personal sacrifice. Embracing this fact, I am however determined to ensure that these kids will enjoy these facilities and the great outdoors; something Jon did throughout his beautiful life.
Whilst I invite you to be part of this 60-day countdown, stay tuned for a number of initiatives until I put my walking shoes on and get cracking!