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Janine's walk for child poverty hits Campbell River

Janine Annett spent a night in her own cosy bed Sunday night at her home on Quadra Island.

Which is good because on Monday morning, the Grade 9 student set off from Campbell River in cool, drizzly conditions after a rally at Spirit Square with her supporters. The youngster is walking from Port Hardy to Victoria April 3 – May 3 to raise awareness and money for child poverty both locally and globally as well as support youth empowerment.

Annett's walk is called A Walk for a Wish and her goal is to raise $10,000 which is equal to one penny for every step.

"It's going pretty well," Annett said. "I have had  lots of support just from people driving by honking, waving all that kind of stuff."

She has been doing 20-25 km per day and actually arrived in Campbell River a couple of days earlier than expected.

"I am walking across the length of Vancouver Island to raise money and awareness for child proverty," she said. "All the money I raise is going towards a school in Barind Bhilo Ki which is a poverty-stricken community in northern India."

For more information see A Walk for a Wish on facebook and to donate, visit her website.

You can e-mail Annett: at Janineannett.44@gmail.com

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