Walking4Whistleblowers

6 Oct 2024 – 14 Nov 2024

Whistleblower Liaison Manager, Cynthia Stimpel, will embark on a unique fundraising journey by walking the Cape Camino in October 2024. This initiative aims to raise awareness and provide financial support to whistleblowers who courageously expose the truth but often face severe consequences, including loss of employment, mental health issues, and social isolation.

Why Support Whistleblowers?


Whistleblowers play a crucial role in exposing wrongdoing, but they often suffer significant personal and professional setbacks. Mandy Wiener, in her book “The Whistleblowers,” highlights the dangers and hardships they face, including unemployment, loss of income, and mental health challenges. Many lose their homes, families, and even their lives. Our campaign aims to restore their dignity by providing much-needed financial support.

The Walk


Cynthia Stimpel will walk the Cape Camino, covering 700 kilometres over 40 days, from 6 October to 14 November 2024. This walk symbolises the burdens whistleblowers carry and aims to raise funds through sponsorships for every kilometres walked.

Objectives


  • Raise Awareness: Highlight the plight of whistleblowers through daily stories and social media updates.
  • Financial Support: Secure funds for legal assistance, mental and physical health care, safety, and living expenses.
  • Promote Moral Courage: Emphasise the importance of ethics and moral courage.

Route


The Cape Camino covers approximately 700 kilometres, starting from Wellington and traversing diverse landscapes, including vineyards, farmlands, coastal regions, and the Cape Peninsula. Each section offers unique experiences, from the rich soils of the Winelands to the vibrant culture of Cape Town. The Cape Camino is South Africa's community-owned national asset. It is a personal pilgrimage, from a personal perspective, creating a personal experience.

Support The Whistleblower House and Cynthia Stimpel's campaign to walk the Cape Camino for whistleblowers. Together, we can make a significant impact by raising awareness and providing financial assistance to those who risk everything to expose the truth. Join us in this journey of courage and solidarity.

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