Walking Together event in aid of L’Arche Communities around the world, and it will take place on Saturday 19th June 2021. This is a fundraising walk for everyone, and we’re inviting friends, families and supporters of L’Arche to join the fun.

The Walk 

Each Community will be organising their own walk of between 1-3 miles. The walk will be easily accessible to everyone… the more the merrier!

If you don’t live near a Community and would like to set up your own walk with friends, or simply want to walk in solidarity just register and let us know what you are doing.

Please be assured that the health and wellbeing of our members and supporters is our main concern, so we will be following advice from the government with regard to Covid-19, which may impact social gatherings. We’ll keep in touch as the situation develops, and ensure that all walkers are following the most up-to-date advice to ensure everyone’s safety.

Why fundraise for L’Arche International?

We will be raising money to help 29 L’Arche Communities in developing economies. These Communities receive no state funding, and are in areas where people with learning disabilities are often stigmatised or overlooked and excluded from society. There is an enormous need for the work and vision of L’Arche in these regions; many people depend on our services for their safety, and desperately need our support. What’s more, Communities provide a space where people with learning disabilities are valued and can contribute to society. Please help us to continue this vital service

Our international impact: At L’Arche India, crucial outreach provides a lifeline

Many of the children and adults supported by L'Arche India were orphaned, sometimes found on the streets or on train station platforms, exposed to extreme poverty, often to discrimination and, sometimes, violence.

There are five L’Arche communities in India: Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Asansol and Nandi Bazar. As well as being a home for life for some of the most vulnerable people in Indian society, L’Arche also provides vocational activities and training, education, basic healthcare, as well as love and friendship to people with learning disabilities.

In a context in which there is almost no state funding, L'Arche India is reliant on local fundraising, social enterprise and overseas support. Through increased investment, our Communities in India will be able to welcome more people and support more families through their outreach programmes.

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“Now there is a little bit of hope that there are others like us and I know I am not alone”

Pam Pa, Mother of Somnath (8 years old), both supported through the L’Arche Kolkata outreach programme

Find out more about L’Arche around the world