Barossa housemates walk for refugees

On 1 May LDS clients David, Chelsea, Jeanette and David from RIV were among 650 participants who walked or wheeled along the 26-kilometre trail from Nuriootpa to Lyndoch to support refugee children go to school.

The quartet was joined by five LDS staff, six of their children and two dogs.

Support worker Julie, said, “It was extremely special for the LDS family to feel the unity and inclusiveness of their community for this worthy event, as they talked, laughed, sung, and walked through the Barossa.”

With two members in wheelchairs and the rest on foot (or paw), the team also sang along to music played from a speaker.

Each client walked or was wheeled along for at least 5 kilometres. Two did 13, and four staff, including Julie and some of the children, did the full trail.

“When any of the clients had had enough, we had someone pick them up,” Julie says. “They’re said since how wonderful it was. Personally, I felt so privileged to be part of such a movement.”

Postscript: The team even made it to the cover of the Lutheran Church’s national magazine, The Lutheran! And more! … they featured in a story for the worldwide Lutheran World Federation!