Eskleigh Camino De Santiago Trek fundraising drive
The Camino de Santiago is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in North-West Spain.
Debbie, 62, of Prospect has worked as a resident nurse at Eskleigh for a decade. With “absolutely no walking experience” she bravely concocted the idea of doing the trek as a fundraising effort to provide the Eskleigh residents with new and much needed recliners. These new recliners will take the pressure off less mobile residents and provide comfort to residents that are otherwise restricted to wheelchairs.
Carol, 64, of Prospect Vale has been working at Eskleigh as a support worker for nearly eight years. Being an avid scout, and experienced walker – taking on the Kakoda Trail, Overland Track and Walls of Jerusalem walks previously.
Upon hearing Debbie discuss her plans to take on the Camino, she jumped at the chance to offer her colleague some company along the 30-35-day walk.
Carol is helping Debbie with her preparation seeing them practicing local walks together in the lead up to their departure around the end of April/early May next year.
Debbie and Carol are hoping to raise $25,000 in the lead up and during their trek and are calling out to local furniture stores for donations as well.