Georgie Forshall


Romilly Forshall Foundation
Romilly aims cares for homeless children in Africa. Life on the street where they are exposed to disease, malnutrition and every kind of abuse is terrible. Help us to care for them. Since Romilly's death in 1999 her charity, thanks to generous donations, has built 3 dormitories, two class rooms and sunk a borehole. Funds are urgently needed to continue the work of caring for the two shelters for homeless children at Naivasha in Kenya and at Kitwe in Zambia that Romilly helped to set up. For more information about Romilly go to
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My long walk for street kids in Africa

Georgie Forshall

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On 27th June, I will be embarking on a five week journey by foot in aid of the Romilly Forshall Foundation, a charity that supports street children in Africa.

My cousin Romilly died in 1999 aged 14. The charity set up in her name helps to improve the life of street children. Since her death it has helped to set up a shelter in Naivasha, Kenya, built three dormitories, and two class rooms. Most of its resources now contribute to Friends of Street Children in Kitwe, Zambia. 

The life of street children in a town like Kitwe, near the shanty towns around the copper mines and the boarder with the Congo is brutal. Rape, murder, beatings, drug abuse, and prostitution are the common lot of street children. For girls there is often no choice but to buy protection with sex. Friends of Street Children is the only effective street child project in Kitwe. Its role is vital to them. Staff visit the streets during the day and night and provide a presence and a link to a safer world. Street children can stay at the shelter, in the dormitories built by Romilly, while they are reintegrated in the education system and their families, if they have any family. The Zambian government only pay for children to go to school up to year 7. One of the best ways to keep children off the street is to get them into school and Friends of Street Children have to pay for some of the children to go to school. The finances of the shelter are fragile but the work they do is vital for these children. 

Support them by sponsoring me on my long walk here! I will following the Camino del Norte through to its final destination, Santiago de Compostela. In total it is approximately 825km of hilly, often mountainous terrain along the northern coast of Spain. I will be starting at the French border town of Irun, passing through the Basque Country, Cantabria, and Asturias until finishing my travels in the region of Galicia. Although this route is not as well-trodden as the Camino Frances (running parallel, inland), Pelegrinos have been walking it for centuries and are well looked after by the local people. On some days, the nearest hostel may be over 30km away but on average I’m expecting to walk 25-30km daily.  I have some Hemmingway to keep me company and a bumper pack of compeed patches!

Romilly's charity is very small. Its administrative costs are minimal and it pays no European or UK salaries.

Romilly's Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission no. 1082605. You can read more about it here

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04.10.16 Well done Georgie

21.09.16 Well done Georgie! Tim and Lizzie

20.09.16 WELL DONE GEORGIE. Inspirational.

30.08.16 Congratulations on a great achievement

23.08.16 With love from all your friends at Webmart

08.08.16 Well done George! Murial would be proud! P.S your a cute giiiirl xxxxxx


06.08.16 Well done Georgie! Top effort!



29.07.16 Well done, Georgie, I didn't know you were doing this..... I hope you are having a lovely walk. I am not sure I could manage it without Uncle James to whip me along.

28.07.16 Amazing achievement Georgie - so proud of my big sister! Xx


27.07.16 Hope you have had an amazing journey! good luck! x

27.07.16 Well done George!


08.07.16 Inspired! Thank you so much!

07.07.16 Georgie, What an epic! All at the shelter for street children in Kitwe are grateful for your generosity and endurance. xxx James

03.07.16 Good luck Georgie!

02.07.16 Have a wonderful journey!

29.06.16 Good luck with it all :) X

28.06.16 hi Georgie best of luck. lots of love from hen mike Luca and tiny xxx



26.06.16 Fair play Georgie! Read about your charity just there. Amazing stuff! Good to see you following your passion! Enjoy, take care and talk soon! Ciaran


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