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WK Cambodia Cycle Challenge: rice wine, bamboo sticky rice and floating villages

Day 4 of our Cambodia Cycle Challenge provided the opportunity to spend time in Cambodian homes and local businesses in the Battambang area and gain insight into the daily life of Cambodians in the countryside.  For today’s 50km ride we partnered with a local social enterprise, Soksabike, which provides vocational training and job opportunities to…

W+K Cambodia Cycle Challenge – Temples, Dirt Tracks & a Stunning Sunrise

After months of training and fundraising, today Team W+K started our 5-day Cycle Challenge across Cambodia.  We started early (4.45am!) so we could make our way to Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise.  It was incredible.  An inspiring start to the day! As the crowds of tourists returned to their hotels for breakfast, we took…

Border Politics

Earlier this week I watched the documentary ‘Border Politics’. Julian Burnside, an Australian barrister, traverses the globe to see how other Western countries treat refugees. There are moments that stick with you. Like the realisation that in a few years there will be millions of children who will have grown up with little to no…

Tackling the Gold Coast Half Marathon

In 2016 we ran the Maasai Mara Marathon in Kenya together. In 2017, we took on the Outback Half Marathon. Today, we ran the Gold Coast Half Marathon! These ladies are inspiring, amazing women that I have got to know because we all decided to challenge ourselves for charity. Well done today Team W+K! #wherearewerunningin2019 #TeamWK…

A new challenge – cycling?

In my job now, I am confronted with stories of people who are forced to work against their will, through the use of violence or intimidation. They are slaves, and its estimated there are over 40 million people enslaved in society today. 40 million people is a huge number. It can make you question what…