It‘s a few days since LADPP’s sponsored walk, and as part of that journey I don’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about the experience. A few weeks before, they had told me about the 'LADPP 10K London Walk', a walk to raise funds with employees, volunteers and supporters of the project taking part. I had no doubts in accepting the invitation, since, of course, I felt committed to the cause. Its mission is to help the Latin American community residing in London, especially those that are disabled. So how could I refuse?
Finally the day arrived, a Saturday with a dismal weather forecast. Even so I was not going to be put off,
arriving in time to meet up with the rest of the group. The meeting point was at the Tower of London, right where we would begin our journey that morning.
The walk was led by representatives of the project who prepared a tour through the centre of London
for us all. At each stage we were given a little of its history; St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye and Buckingham Palace were some of the places we visited.
We walked 10 kilometres, enchanted by the perfect mix of old and new. This city is an incredibly
interesting place. From a personal point of view I can say that until then, I had not appreciated London as the great city which everyone talks about and which they so much adore.
For our own satisfaction and for the benefit of the project in particular our objective was completed.
Through this walk LADPP was able to raise around £1000 via donations which have been invested in the purchase of basic items (laptops and similar things) with the objective of securing the basic operation of the project. We must thank so many people for their help and contribution throughout recent times. This
achievement is proof of that commitment.
For my part, I would like to thank LADPP for the experience and the opportunity to share it with such nice
people from so many different backgrounds. It is more than a month since I got to know about the existence of this project and since then I have become a volunteer. Latin American Disabled People's Project is an organisation that captivates through the magic of its enthusiasm and involvement; and believe me
that is something for which I am most grateful.
Yannia Perez Rumayor (Volunteer) Translated by John Jenkins (Volunteer)
Photos: Jeremy Gordon-Smith
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