After walking south-west from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast for over 2,000kms on an epic fundraising endeavour, Chimu Adventures’ James McAlloon has now set his compass north for Uluru.
Footsteps For Food, McAlloon and Chimu Adventures ambitious project to raise funds for South American families in need, was expected to conclude in Bunbury, Western Australia.
However, after multiple enquiries with authorities in respect to crossing the West Australian border proved unsuccessful, as the COVID situation only worsened after James’ departure back in early July.
Thus McAlloon has announced Footsteps For Food will conclude at the Northern Territory’s world-famous Uluru. A fitting end to an incredible adventure. Though he may not be able to enter the park his quest will end with Uluru as his backdrop at the furthest point.
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McAlloon is currently a couple of days into his new leg, which will see him walk through some of Australia’s harshest regions. As McAlloon heads north along the Stuart Highway, Chimu Adventures is raffling off a trip to Antarctica to encourage further donations and provide an added incentive to join the Footsteps For Food movement.
For only AU$40, the amount it costs to feed a family of four for a week in many South American communities, you will receive ten entries into the raffle. The trip to Antarctica is set to take place in November 2021, and the raffle will be drawn when James arrives at Uluru. On current estimates, this will be mid-October, 2020.
Tourism is a vital industry for many parts of South America. In places such as Cusco, Peru, approximately 70% of the economy is based around tourism. This story is similar across many cities and regions of South America. Millions of South American families rely on tourism for income, and right now, there are no tourists.
So far, with the help of many generous donors, McAlloon has raised more than $24,000 for families in need. In many of these communities, as little as AU$40 is enough to feed a family of four for a week. Chimu Adventures, in partnership with Latin American not-for-profit, Medlife, recently began delivering the 600+ food packages to families in Peru’s Cusco and Sacred Valley regions.
To support James McAlloon on the final leg of his journey, please head to the Win a Trip to Antarctica page.
Chimu’s Charity, Mad Project will manage all donations made to the journey.
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