We are Tom & Jo and welcome to our pilgrimage for charity 2019!
We are two friends from Luxembourg who decided to go on a pilgrimage together. Not any pilgrimage either, but the much famed Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James)!
But we didn’t want to do this pilgrimage just for us. We wanted to involve our families, friends and maybe even a few random people online in our journey! So we decided to
document our journey on social media
raise money for charity through our adventure
And that’s why we invite you to join us on our pilgrimage!
Currently, we are still planning the pilgrimage, but it looks like it will take place from the 19th of June to the 4th of July 2019. Starting January we will create the social media accounts for the pilgrimage and keep you posted about our preparations.
Stay tuned and thank you already if you are considering following our journey! We personally cannot wait for 2019!
Tom & Jo
We decided to walk the Caminho Português Da Costa (The Portuguese Coastal Way). Here’s the draft of our journey:
Porto - Vila do Conde (∼ 22 km)
Vila do Conde - Fão (∼ 21 km)
Fão - Viana do Castelo (∼ 28 km)
Viana do Castelo - Caminha (∼ 28,5 km)
Caminha - Vila Nova de Cerveira (∼ 15 km)
Vila Nova de Cerveira - Valença (∼ 14 km)
Valença - O Porriño (∼ 20 km)
O Porriño - Redondela (∼ 15 km)
Redondela - Ponte Vedra (∼ 25 km)
Ponte Vedra - Caldas de Reis (∼ 22 km)
Caldas de Reis - Padrón (∼ 16 km)
Padrón - Santiago de Compostela (∼ 25 km)
Through our pilgrimage we will be raising money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
“The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.” (from the “about” section of their website)
For detailed information on their work, we recommend that you check out their website (https://www.rescue.org/) and please also feel free to donate to them outside of our charity fundraising project!