Monday, July 21, 2014

[BARE YOUR SOLE 2014] CHARITY WALK FOR A GOOD CAUSE

 Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s annual walkathon Bare Your Sole is back. The barefoot charity walk was held at the iconic Gardens by the Bay East, where participants from all walks of life had the choice to trek along a 2.5km or 5km scenic route to show their support for the cause.  
 
 
Fund-raising helps the Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living conditions of the elderly, the sick and the physically challenged living in one-room flats across the nation.
 
 This year marked the sixth edition of Bare Your Sole, and it has helped the fund raised close to SGD300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty. Eunice Olsen and Paul Foster were there to grace the event... 
 
 
I was glad to be part of this meaningful event with my walking mate. Though this was the sixth year for Bare Your Sole but it was our first-ever 5km Charity walk.

 
 
 Besides walking barefoot for a good cause, Bare Your Sole 2014 was also a fun-filled family event, with food stations by popular eating destinations and a variety of activities for children, such as balloon sculptors and etc...
 
 

 
 
Both of us took off our shoes and got ready at the starting point for the charity walk. Pardon us for our unglam bare feet.
 
 
A short video clip when the walk commenced. 
 
 

 

 
5000 participants joined Bare Your Sole 2014, and it was so heart-warming to see the little  things we do to make a big difference to the needy. Bare Your Sole has grown in support and participation by the public.


 

 
As we began our journey of the 5km walk, we enjoyed the amazing scenery of our very renowned Marina Bay. The air was super fresh in the morning, and both of us love it very much.


 
I met up Su Han by coincidence, who was on the opposite route when I made the u-turn to go back to the finish point. We stopped by and took a photo before continue our routes.


 
Both Baby and I took 1hrs and 15mins to finish the 5km barefoot walk. We felt good that we can do something within our means and helpsothers to improve their living conditions.
 
 
It was fun to walk barefoot, but some of the walking paths were pretty rough, which made my feet hurt when walking on these paths. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. See you in BARE YOUR SOLE 2015!
 

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