Date(s) - 07/09/2019 - 14/09/2019
Date(s) – 07/09/2019 – 14/09/2019
This September, the Marie Keating Foundation is going on a journey of a lifetime as we walk La Vía de la Plata, the route to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. This trip features optional sessions of mindfulness where we learn to pay attention to every moment, intently, with curiosity & compassion.
07/09: Arrive in Santiago Airport and transfer to Ourense. Overnight.
08/09: Ourense – Cea, 21 km. Overnight.
09/09: Cea – Castro Dozón, 19 km. Overnight.
10/09: Castro – Lalín, 19 km. Overnight.
11/09: Lalín – Bandeira, 19 km. Overnight.
12/09: Bandeira – Ponte Ulla, 13 km. Overnight.
13/09: Ponte to Santiago de Compostela, 10km. Overnight.
Where will the funds from the Camino De Santiago trip go?
All the funds raised from the 2019 Marie Keating Foundation trip to the Camino de Santiago will go to our Comfort Fund, so that the Foundation can continue to give grants to people experiencing financial difficulty as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Comfort Fund grants help people meet the cost of items such as heating bills, oil fills, basic everyday household bills and childcare while they are going through their cancer journey.
What will I need to take part?
- This Marie Keating Foundation trip will involve walking about 20km per day so you will need to be reasonably fit. It is possible to get a taxi to the hotel if you get tired during the day (at your own expense) but to get the most out of the trip, we recommend that you be fit and healthy and have the permission of your doctor to come with us.
- You will need to be able to fundraise €2,100 to cover the cost of the trip. Don’t worry though, the Marie Keating Foundation fundraising team are behind you 100% to give you fundraising ideas and support to help you reach your target!
If you have been touched by cancer, directly or indirectly, this Camino may be the one for you!