A GROUP of Coventry University students have organized a ‘Hope for Haiti Walk’ to raise money for victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the Caribbean Island on the 12th of January.
An estimated three million people have been affected by the quake and around 170,000 people have been killed by the disaster. Now a group of Cov Uni students have organized a walk from the University square in Coventry city centre to Coombe Abbey in Binley to raise money for the Haiti Hospital appeal, which provides lifesaving care in the region.
Sophie Bray, one of the organizers spoke about how the idea was formulated: “The idea for the walk actually happened at a pub. Me, Laura Collier and Annabel Evans were talking about what’s happened in Haiti, and then figured why not contribute towards the cause. The walk was Laura’s idea, and I think we chose to arrange a walk just because it’s accessible for everyone, and anyone can do it.”
She added: “At the moment, we’re still getting numbers together, however we hope to have around 50 people taking part. So far, our Facebook group has 63 members so hopefully we will have reached our target on the day. We’re hoping to raise £500.”
The walk will take place on the 9th of February at 9pm and it costs £5 to participate and then it’s up to the participants to raise as much money for the charity as possible through friends and family.
If any one would like to donate, the link to the Just Giving page is:
If you would like to join, you can find us on facebook at Coventry University’s Hope for Haiti Walk, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org