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Barefoot Billion's Fundraising Page

3 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]'The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step' LAO TZU[/b][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]We would like to thank the generosity of the donors who've already raised over £6,000 for the Barefoot Billion campaign and in particular The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH for his generous gift of £1000[/span](Details of these can be viewed under [b]'Other fundraising'[/b] on the right hand side of this page)[/p][p]Philip Wells better known as the "Firepoet" [url=http://www.thefirepoet.com/][b]www.thefirepoet.com[/b][/url][b] [/b][b]has successfully walked[/b] [b]1000 miles barefoot (a new world record) [/b] following the path of bards and poets, across the South West of England and Wales.[/p] [p][b]What [/b]made him do such an EXTRAORDINARY thing?[/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b]To support and raise awareness of the one billion barefoot children in our world who are living in poverty.[/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="color: #ff0000;"[gt][lt]span style="color: #000000;"[gt]These children have no school and no shoes [/span][b][span=color: #000000;]but they have hope.[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][lt]span style="color: #ff0000;"[gt][b]The hope that people like you and me can take a few steps together to give them a better life. [/b][/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]Already children around the world, on every continent, are being inspired to do their own sponsored walks to help turn the tide once and for all, from Iran to Czech Republic, from Kenya to Sri Lanka.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b]We're planet people. We need to look after our own.[/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]Already, hundreds have pledged to walk for the cause - artists, poets, celebrities, historians, ecowarriors, politicians, writers, children and people like you who suddenly sense that real and lasting change is incredibly close.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #ff0000;][b]BE this one step NOW - and a billion may follow.[/b][/span][/p][p][span=font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px;]Follow the highs and lows of Philip's Walk on: [/span][/p][p][span=font-weight: bold; font-size: 10px;] [/span][span=color: #000000;][b]The website [url=http://www.barefootbillion.com]www.barefootbillion.com[/url] [/b][/span][/p][p]View the latest updates on [b]Twitter [/b][/p][p][span=color: #000000;]on[b] [url=https://www.facebook.com/barefootbillion]Facebook[/url][/b][/span][/p][p]Read the [url=http://barefootbillion.tumblr.com/][b]Poet's journal [/b][/url][/p][p]Watch the moving [b][url=https://vimeo.com/94467049]Vi[/url][url=https://vimeo.com/94467049]deos[/url][/b] by Tony Hagger, to capture the mental and physical challenge of every step that Philip takes.[/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b]The funds raised from this epic 1000 mile barefoot walk will help some of those children living in poverty through the work of th[lt]span style="font-weight: bold;"[gt]e 3 Charities that are supporting Philip.[/span][/b][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][/span][/p][p][span=color: #000000;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

22 Apr 2014


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Andre Mangeot

Mind-blowing & humbling, Philip. More hearts like yours & we wouldn't be in the mess we are

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sarah, Noel and Jude xxx

Congratulations on all that you have done to raise money so far and good luck for 2015. We are donating this as a Christmas present to Tessa to say thanks for all her hard work at SNIPS+.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



A wonderful idea - well done

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Alex and Liam

Fantastic effort Phil - well done! Hope your feet have recovered.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid



so admire those who have given their time and energy to raise awareness and support for the 'billions' who would otherwise have no one to care, thank you on their behalf.



Andy Taylor

Apologies for the belated sponsorship and congratulations!! Looking forward to hearing all your tales when I make it back on Wednesday nights.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Uncle David

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid


Pope Innocent 111

You're an inspiration Philip. One in a billion!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Very inspiring. Great to see people fighting for the world's poor and vulnerable

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Claire and Rob

An amazing achievement, Philip!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Colette Cotton

Colette Cotton

Eleanor Field

Eleanor Field

Philip Wells

Philip Wells