Eddie Capone C.C. will be walking 300 miles throughout April to raise money to help the forgotten black and mixed race orphans in Ukraine.
Eddie Capone C.C born in Jamaica, is a veteran and musical director now living in Lewisham since the 60's. Over the winter period of 2020-2021 Eddie was suffering in hospital with Covid-19, which led to a very long rehabilitation period using an oxygen tank to help Eddie's breathing in daily life. He pushed through and recovered. Despite still not ever feeling quite the same, he has dedicated his fighting energy towards charitable causes and helping our most vulnerable.
This year he will be walking 300 miles for the second year running, throughout the month of April 2022. This is in aid of the Black African and Caribbean children in Ukraine. Covering a 10 mile route everyday through Lewisham.
Currently Black African and Caribbean refugees from Ukraine are being pushed back from the borders of neighbouring countries and are struggling to flee conflict. This includes children who have been orphaned because of the war and bombings.
Lewisham has always supported refugees and together we can raise the funds to facilitate these refugees finding safety here in the UK and connecting them to sponsors who can rehome them. We cannot abandon vulnerable children from war.
Some refugees have walked for days on end to reach the borders of neighbouring countries. Eddie will be walking 10miles a day for the month, to complete the 300 miles over April 2022. Eddie's walk will commence from Sainsbury's New Cross Gate each morning at 12PM.
He will be walking two main alternate routes; along the Thames path, to the O2. As well as another route through our boroughs green spaces and main roads.
To join Eddie on his charity walk. RSVP that you are coming and one which day here!
One specific day we want to get people involved in is the 17th April. This day is Easter Sunday and also the anniversary of Prince Philip's burial.
We urge the public to meet at the London Regiment in Hudson House, Bromley Road, Bellingham, SE6 2RH ready for a memorial at 2PM to commemorate the occasion. Let's give our respects and have hope together for the future.
RSVP on www.3gtreatment.com/events
Get involved yourself by joining Eddie for part of his walk. We recommend families and those with children walk up to 5 miles. However we want to challenge fitter individuals and athletes to do the whole 10 miles for one day walking with Eddie. Everyday different groups and individuals from the community will be walking alongside Eddie, lets show solidarity in numbers!
Updates of Eddie's distance #WalkWithEddie
See below Eddie's updates to see if he's reaching his target of 10 miles a day. Sponsor Eddie during his completion of 300 miles in total over April.
Artist Indigoochild walked with Eddie on the river walk to the O2 North Greenwich and back!
It's the last push for Eddie's walk, so far we have raised over £100 for the black children forgotten in Ukraine. Donate using the button above.
Eddie completed his 300 mile walk in an astonishing record of 29 days. You can still donate to the cause and support Eddie's mission here!