Trek the Camino for Va­ri­ety funds

Waipa Post - - News -

It’s the most fa­mous pil­grim­age trail in Europe, and now Kiwi trav­ellers can take on the chal­lenge of the Camino with Sir Gra­ham and Lady Raewyn Henry.

World Ex­pe­di­tions and chil­dren’s char­ity Va­ri­ety have teamed up to of­fer trav­ellers the chance to take on a chal­lenge abroad and fundraise for dis­ad­van­taged Kiwi chil­dren.

Led by hosts Gra­ham and Raewyn, the 11-day Va­ri­ety Food Lover’s Camino Chal­lenge will see trav­ellers en­joy Spain while tak­ing on the Camino from Bil­bao to San­ti­ago.

Gra­ham says he is look­ing for­ward to tak­ing on the chal­lenge.

“We’ve led plenty of Rugby World Cup trips with large num­bers of peo­ple and we’ve done a lot of trip­ping around, but noth­ing like this,” he says.

“Raewyn and I are both re­ally look­ing for­ward to this trip and hope to have many other trav­ellers join us and take on this chal­lenge to­gether.”

World Ex­pe­di­tions New Zealand’s gen­eral man­ager Natalie Tam­bo­lash en­cour­ages peo­ple to se­cure their spot.

“With fully-sup­ported day walks on the best sec­tions of the trail paths, in­clud­ing the orig­i­nal route from Oviedo, trav­ellers can ex­pe­ri­ence an au­then­tic pil­grim­age walk.”

Va­ri­ety’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Lor­raine Tay­lor says par­tic­i­pants will be treated to the feel-good fac­tor of help­ing un­der­priv­i­leged Kiwi chil­dren re­alise their dreams.

“Money raised through this trip will go di­rectly to our Have a Go Schol­ar­ship pro­gramme, which pro­vides young peo­ple with the chance to par­tic­i­pate in ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties they would oth­er­wise miss out on,” she says.

“We would love to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble take part in this trip.“

De­part­ing from Bil­bao, Spain on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30, the pil­grim­age route com­bines a pas­sion for good food and pro­duce, with the his­tory of the trail cross­ing north­ern Spain.

The day walks are fully sup­ported and are com­bined with cook­ing demon­stra­tions and nu­mer­ous sam­plings of the lo­cal cui­sine.

There will be many in­sights into the lo­cal culi­nary scene with a din­ner ex­pe­ri­ence in a Miche­lin Star restau­rant.

The land-only trip is priced from $5490.

■ Full trip de­tails can be found at tinyurl.com/ y7wx7­gar In­for­ma­tion on Va­ri­ety’s Have a Go Schol­ar­ships can be found at tinyurl.com/ yb­j3onvk

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EX­PE­RI­ENCE the fa­mous pil­grim­age trail, the Camino, with Sir Gra­ham and Lady Raewyn Henry.

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