Dear Walkers and Friends,
Last week we finished our little Walking Strong, Speaking Strong photo exhibition through places in the South West. We raised $1500 before costs were taken out, so banked nearly $1200 the other day to go straight to the Walkatjurra Walkabout!
We had about 30 people come to each of the nights. Except for Walpole, where we made friends with the local ladies at a crochet group that was in the same building at the same time and did a skill and conversation swap – crochet for a while, photo / uranium / walk stuff for a while! 😉
It was a really great to be able to talk to some new people about the walk, get together and have a feed, (laugh at pictures of themselves that last year’s walkers may have found) and share some information about what’s happening with uranium mining right now in WA.
Lots of people purchased photographs, many of which were of the land out there near Wiluna. Now they have their own little reminder of what it is we are working for when we are brave enough to speak up and speak out against mining uranium.
Some of the photographs didn’t sell this time round, and I’m looking into putting a few up around cafes in Perth (maybe even City Farm) as a way to share the love and share the message 😉
A huuuuge thankyou to the people along the way who helped the night happen. Providing places for us to sleep, food for the event, writing articles to go into the local papers, putting the word out, helping us find venue, guest auctioneers…. It was a collaboration to make each of the nights happen! Also another big thank you to Marcus from Balingup, who drove us from gig to gig – couldn’t have made it to each place without his generous help!
The Walkatjurra Walkabout preparations are really starting to come together.
Respect to you all having those little conversations every day and playing your own role in the scheme of things, looking forward to meeting you again if you’re coming on the walk!
Laura and Keri