LINDA Silverton

As most of you know over the last few years I have had many issues with my mobility, particularly my walking. So a few years ago I decided I had to do something about it. I firstly lost 9½ stone through hard work and support from my friends, family and an amazing diet. Then I had two knee replacement surgeries. Again, so many people helped me get back on my feet, literally.

Then came my 60th birthday. I was sitting in a hospital waiting room when I read an advertisement for the Yam to Yam walk. I have seen the great work Emunah do during a visit to a project they run when in Israel for a wedding. They do such amazing things to help people who can’t help themselves by giving them the right tools to create a life for themselves. I have had so much help in my recovery from so many people it was time to do something for someone else and also to do something life affirming for myself.

I may not be as fit I was when I was in my 20’s but I am certainly far fitter than a few years ago. So I signed up. I am extremely nervous about the walk but the amazing ladies at Emunah have promised to look after me. It is typical of such a caring group of people – always wanting to help someone who needs a hand.

Emunah staff in Israel work around the clock to support children and vulnerable adults and I would like to do a little to help them. The money raised on this walk will go towards setting up a new Crisis and Therapy Centre in Sderot to give expert professional care to people who are unable to fund this care for themselves. So any donation, no matter how small, will go to people who really need a helping hand to walk their own path.

LINDA Silverton