Jamie Thomson completed his first barefoot walk in North Wales, UK in May last year – and raised over $5,000 for Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation! It was such a positive experience he decided to do it again!
Back for a new challenge
In May this year, Jamie and his parents and sister challenged themselves to walk a 50km section of the Shropshire Way, near where Jamie grew up.
Jamie says, “I trained for about three months, so that my feet would be up to the challenge. At first, the weather did not look promising but we ended up having plenty of sunshine.
The path took us through the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a well-deserved name. I read Healing Lives by Sue Williams during the walk, which kept me motivated and focused. It’s a great book to learn about obstetric fistula in Ethiopia, the great work pioneered by the Hamlins and the amazing ongoing care provided by Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.
Finishing in good spirits
I completed 60km barefoot over 6 days and my feet were still in good shape at the end! Most importantly, I raised over $7,000 for Hamlin, which I’m so pleased about.”
Congratulations and thank you, Jamie. We can’t wait to see what you do next!