Walk like the Wind


July 6, 2017


Supporter in the spotlight

Not all our fundraising is organised directly by the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, with many supporters motivated to create their own initiatives! Claire Wind is one such supporter.

Claire is in her third and final year of a Bachelor of Midwifery in Sydney. She is passionate about maternal and infant health, and decided to do something about it.

Starting on Boxing Day, 2016, Claire walked a staggering 660kms in 25 days, from Bundeena, NSW down to Mallacoota, VIC!


Claire’s goal was to raise $18,000 – enough to fund a full scholarship for a midwifery student, to complete their four-year degree at the Hamlin College of Midwives.

She exceeded her target and has raised over $30,000. This is nothing short of remarkable.

Hamlin midwives are crucial in preventing childbirth injuries in the first place. With 92 students currently studying at the Hamlin College of Midwives on full scholarships, Claire’s fundraising will go a long way in helping to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.

To Claire, and to all of our other fundraisers, warmest thanks from everyone at Hamlin, particularly the Ethiopian women whose lives you are changing.


Here are some of the ways you can get involved and raise funds for Hamlin!