Walk in another’s shoes
Group raises awareness in honour of their beloved friend
A SAFE space for people to talk, listen and build relationships is worth its weight in gold.
This is the place Let Me Walk in Your Shoes is well on its way to creating right here on the Coast.
The foundation was initiated by Amy Quattromani and Zepha Jackson in loving memory of their sister and friend Sophie Quattromani who lost her life after a battle with mental health.
Ms Quattromani of Mooloolaba said the foundation started soon after Sophie passed but now they are ready to make it bigger.
“We have been running free yoga classes every week,” she said.
“We also have self care workshops and support groups.”
The group is now organising a Walk for Sophie as one of their first bigger scale events with the goal of “creating a movement within mental health”.
“We’re trying to make more events and make it a big thing,” Ms Quattromani said.
“Now we’re really motivated to get it done.”
The Walk for Sophie will be held on August 5. Attendees are asked to meet at Pierce Park in Maroochydore from 10am, wearing a Let Me Walk in you Shoes shirt.
The walk will conclude at Alexandra Parade, just before Pandanus Lookout.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LetMeWalkInYourShoes.org/. Or if you need help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
STRONGER TOGETHER: Zepha Jackson, Amy Quattromani and Kiah Stone shine a light on mental health with the foundation Let Me Walk in Your Shoes.
STRONGER TOGETHER: Zepha Jackson, Amy Quattromani and Kiah Stone prepare for the walk.