Suzanne Cashin, an investment manager at Tilman Brewin Dolphin in Dublin, recently completed a 125km Camino (pilgrimage walk) in Spain and raised EUR 5,000 for The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, with a walking partner.
Ms Cashin took part in the five-day walk in a group of 14 people. It began in Pamplona and ended in Logrono, both in Northern Spain. Given the location, temperatures reached over 30 degrees in the afternoons, adding to the challenge.
However, Ms Cashin explained that “the beauty of the Camino is that you are walking along in the middle of nowhere and then suddenly in the distance you see a little van or a car with someone selling cold drinks and blister plasters! Everybody along the way is extremely friendly and kind.
“We coined the phrase #everystepoftheway in support of women and men who had suffered rape and abuse, and the Camino is very much about one step at a time too.”
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre provides counselling and support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
The Brewin Dolphin Group provides a complete investment management and financial planning service for private investors, charities and pension funds.