QUT Gardens Point Campus in the heart of Brisbane is a long way from Kyiv, where Ukrainian children continue to suffer from the impact of conflict.
But on Saturday 11 May, Queenslanders can show the people of Ukraine they have not been forgotten, as we Walk My Way for children who had to run away from war.
ALWS Walk My Way Ukraine will help Ukrainian children who have reached safety in Poland to receive shelter, trauma-counselling and support to go to school.
Meanwhile, inside Ukraine – in cities like Kharkiv, Odessa and Kyiv – Queenslanders can help build bomb shelters under schools, renovate apartments to protect grandparents left behind as they face bombs and bitter cold, and restore water, electricity and sewage connections.
Walk My Way was pioneered by Australian aid agency, ALWS, in 2017 to help children of war return to school. From the Barossa Valley in South Australia to Rochedale and the Sunshine Coast here in Queensland, thousands of caring Aussies have boldly stepped out in Walk My Way to raise money to help children who have lost everything.
The first ever Walk My Way Ukraine offers two distances – 12.5km along the Brisbane River, through beautiful Southbank, or 3km for those who may be less mobile.
Both Walks return to the Walk My Way hub at QUT where walkers, supporters and visitors are welcomed with Ukrainian food and cultural activities.
All ages are welcome – especially families. It’s a special way to show children and grandchildren who may feel worried and helpless by the world’s troubles, that we all have the power to help people in need, even if they are far away in a place like Ukraine.
If you can’t make it to the ALWS Walk My Way, you can sponsor a Walker, or simply make a donation to help a child of Ukraine who had to run away.
Saturday 11 May * 1 – 5pm * QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane City
walkmywayukraine.org.au * 1300 763 407