Pippa Unwin and rescue dog Bonnie have finally completed their 300 mile fundraising walk from their home here in the village to Dover. Pippa wanted to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in this country, and through her previous work with SW charities has picked two which have done amazing behind-the-scenes work to help resettle people coming into the country. Bonnie was rehomed with Pippa and Andy through the Tiverton Branch of the Blue Cross after being abandoned as a puppy, so she has been raising funds for them too.
They have walked or even camped in the worst of the recent storms, encountered scary cows, camped by mistake in a field full of ponies, climbed enough hills to equal the height of Everest, and also crossed the line from the Western hemisphere into the Eastern! But also they have met so many helpful, kind and supportive people, and walked through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the south of England along the way. For the next month you can follow their travels through Pippa’s blog and photos on the Facebook link here – Devon to Dover Walk for Refugees.
Pippa had a target of £3000 to raise, and Bonnie’s was £300 – through the support and generosity of friends, family, and their many supporters, including many of those they met along the way, they have both reached these targets – however if anyone would like to donate now to the Red Cross (Plymouth Branch), or to Open Hearts Open Borders, you can do so by following this link https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/pippaunwin1
or for the Blue Cross https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pipwin