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Run Melbourne Walk 5kms in their shoes

Run Melbourne Walk 5kms in their shoes - Has Ended

 27 Jul, 2014 - 27 Jul, 2014
 Sun 8:30am - Sun 9:45am
 Flinders Street
  Melbourne, VIC
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Many challenges and hardships are faced by refugees to make it to Australia.

Jamila walked at night in a Malaysian forest to get to Indonesia only to get on a boat to make it to Australia.

Jamila’s journey from Afghanistan to Australia involved walking many nights - with her husband and three year old daughter - through Malaysian forests to get to Indonesia.  How scared she was!  She had to get into small boats.  She lived in three refugee camps and detention centres before being released into our community.  Her family had no possessions. 
With CatholicCare’s support she has learnt English and now knows about Australia’s schools, health service and laws.  She has also made some friends and recently found out she is expecting twins. She is so happy that she will  be able to give them a good life in Australia. 
Walk/Run in your own shoes to support Melbourne's newly arrived.

Physical Participation and Fundraising

People who want to fundraise on behalf of CatholicCare AND participate in the event should sign up here
Please note the registration fee for participation is NOT a donation to CatholicCare. All monies from registration fees go directly to the Event organisers. To fundraise for CatholicCare you will need to nominate CatholicCare as your chosen charity and join Team CatholicCare through the EverydayHero portal.

FUNDRAISING ONLY - Get started by creating your own ‘Supporter Page’


Your supporter page is your fundraising ‘weapon'. You can personalise it by uploading photos, adding stories and setting a target goal of how much money you want to raise. Once created, you can send the link to your colleagues, family and friends to get them to support you in your efforts!

  • Visit CatholicCare’s Run Melbourne page and click on ‘Join Team'
  • From here you will be invited to Sign Up and create a login using your email address.
  • CatholicCare’s name should then appear in the box. If not, please type CatholicCare and select from the list.
  • Give a Page Name. Your page will display with this name. Your supporters and those who donate to your page can search using this page name.


A URL will be automatically created using your page/page name.

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 Angela Paterno-Smithorganiser

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CatholicCare's services focus on the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in society, in particular children and families: through student counselling, family and relationship support and counselling, alcohol and other drug services, adoption and permanent care, bushfire recovery, pastoral services and the refugee and settlement program.

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avatarAngela Paterno-Smith on Monday, 23 Jun 2014 2:41pm
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