Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Every now and then you hear about someone who really inspires you due to their unselfish actions and incredible attitudes. Today that was a Father and Son from New South Wales.

John Simon and his 9 year old son Lucas are walking the length of the South Island, 1200 kms (745.6 miles), to raise money for Room To Read, a charity that aims to raise money to improve literacy in developing countries.

See their journey on their website or follow them on Twitter at  @walkingwithdad1

Room to Read
"Room to Read Australia Foundation is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than six million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015."

If you want to help this worthy cause head here -