Laura Savage

Charity

One25
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.


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Going the Extra Mile for One25.

Fundraiser: 
Laura Savage

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/laurasavage

On the 7th of April I will be embarking on the hardest challenge of my life. I will be attempting to walk the length of America, 2655 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, and I’ll be doing it in the name of One25!!!

I have never done a walk on this scale before and if I manage to make it the whole way it will take nearly 6 months. I will be camping for most of the way, stopping in towns every 4 to 10 days to resupply... and wash. The trail passes through scorching desert, high snow covered mountains, and every climate in between.

If you still think it will be a walk in the park, then add to it the 102 marathons I will be walking, bears, rattle snakes, mountain lions and mosquitos! Ok there will be many awesome experiences along the way, but for the sake of drama, I paint it thus.

So why One25?...Because they are amazing and make a real and immediate difference to the lives of the women they work with. They are an organisation in my home town of Bristol that reaches out to women trapped in or vulnerable to street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives free from violence, poverty and addiction. I myself have been a van volunteer and have seen first hand the relief it provides for the women that come aboard for a moments respite from the streets.

Their night van makes rounds of the red light districts handing out hot drinks, food bags and contraception. They run a drop in center where women can have a safe space to retreat from the streets, get a hot meal, shower and find a sympathetic ear as well access healthcare and drug treatment and housing advice. And their one-to-one casework supports each woman in taking steps to improve her quality of life. Last year an AMAZING 55 women in Bristol were able to break free from the streets with the help of One25!

There are very few organisations like them and I hope that each step I take will help another woman step away from the streets.

PLEASE donate whatever you can today and help me raise £2655 which is £1 per mile of the walk. This could provide every woman that come to One25 with a hot meal every day it open for 7 months! In exchange for your support I will keep a blog and try to share the story in as much colour as I can.

Thank you for reading my page. 

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Recent donors

13.10.16 Sounds amazing! I'm totally inspired!

12.10.16

12.10.16 Totally Awesome

09.10.16 The End

30.09.16 What an inspiration

28.09.16 Hope you got there, Laura. Wonderful experience. Much love Daphne and John (used to be in Australia; now in southern Itlay)

28.09.16 2665 miles. What a star.!! So looking forward to seeing you . Mum xx

28.09.16 Wow ! Wonderful. Amazing

25.09.16 Not sure what to say. Well done. Quite hard to imagine what hiking across a massive country is like sitting here at my laptop in the living room.

19.09.16 Laura. You have done so well. Heard all about your hike from Chrissie . Love Lisa

09.09.16

07.09.16 You are such an inspiration Laura! Well done x

07.09.16 Welcome to Washington!

04.09.16 2000 miles!!

31.08.16 You are going a lot of extra miles! Keep going and look forward to hearing about your adventures xx

29.08.16 Absolutely amazing, what a journey emotionally, spiritually and physically. Your fabulous xx

29.08.16 Just keep walking, just keep walking!

22.08.16 1800 miles super Savage!!. Not far now. Enjoy Oregon. love Mum xx

20.08.16 Love, and admire you Lau Penny xx

20.08.16 Amazing, wonderful, strong, shiny, bright, fabulous, inspiring, powerful whoop!!!

16.08.16 Over half way .... It's all down hill from here !!

05.08.16 Your doing so well .... You deserve a gold Medal. Champagne when you get home ... Love Joan and Col xxxxxx

03.08.16 Super,super Savage.!!!

01.08.16 A truly heroic effort - keep safe, enjoy and best of luck!

23.07.16 Hi laura, keep on treking girl, youre doing great.

£3,656.55

Running total

Target:
£2,655.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£4,248.20
Total donors:
93
Last donor:
Lucy potter
13.10.16  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00