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Walk the World for Michael is an annual event which takes place around the globe on or around 29th August.
The 'Walk the World initiative began in 2013 after several supporters expressed an interest in organising a sponsored walk to benefit initiatives being run by MJL. Walks are organised by dedicated supporters around the world on or around 29th August - Michael's birthday. The charity provides as much help as possible in getting each walk the necessary promotion and support and so far, every organiser and participant has not only been successful in completing their walk, but has thoroughly enjoyed it.
Walk the World - NORWAY
The very first 'Walk the World' event was organised by long term supporter, Irene from Norway. Irene designs the most beautiful cards and put her skills to work in making stunning cards which were given to sponsors and walkers and added a very special touch to this event. Irene and her amazing team comprising both children and adults went on to raise over £250 towards the brickwork of Everland Haiti Children's Home.
Walk the World - USA
The second 'Walk the World for Michael' took place on Saturday 17th August 2013 in a stunning part of Hawaii. Organised by our amazing secretary Karen, she and another incredible young lady raised £192 (around $300 USD) between them. This particular walk's proceeds went towards the buying of Christmas gifts for the Everland children destined for Everland Liberia.
Walk the World - Canada
On Michael's birthday 2013, four supporters walked 7 kilometres through Calgary, Canada. Walkers added a special touch by handing out Michaelised Canadian one dollar coins to those they met along the way. Organised by author Brenda Jenkyns, over £320 was raised and put towards the brickwork of Everland Haiti.
Walk the World - United Kingdom
On 31st August 2013, inspired by the above and never one to ask without being willing to give, MJL's Founding Director Dee walked five kilometres through the UK's beautiful Hucking Estate woodland, starting and ending the walk at Michael's newly dedicated bench in Michael's Acre, and raising over £360 for the brickwork of Everland Haiti.