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Julia Chi Taylor

Hello, my name is Julia Chi Taylor and in the spring of 2018 I will be running barefoot from the North of Spain to the South of Spain...

Raising money for
Friends of Sussex Hospices

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I am a lifetime runner... I started running in my bare feet at six years old and now at fifty eight years old I have taken my shoes off again and I am living and running barefoot...I worked in the lives of others for forty years teaching them how to live fully through embracing the journey we are all on, from birth to death. We die how we live and so through living fully we can embrace our death, and through accepting that we will die we can live more wholly... I am running to raise money and awareness for end of life care - to help support  the running costs of the twelve hospices which serve adults and children in Sussex.
My great friend Angela Grace Dakini and her two daughters Pru and Ruby have pledged to double every penny I raise for FSH! An amazing gesture!
Every penny you pledge is immediately worth double...
 I lived in Sussex for twenty five years before becoming a nomad... I now travel the world with only hand luggage - and recently no shoes! Join me as I journey on my YouTube channel


Event details

Barefoot run from the North to the South of Spain

My journey will start in March 2018 on the Northern Coast of Spain in Suances. I will journey, running barefoot, down through Spain arriving in Almuñecar on the South Coast. I aim to arrive on my 59th birthday in May!
Being barefoot connects me to the earth and to myself and to the awareness of each moment as I tread my own life journey.
I have always worked deeply in the lives of others, helping them to face themselves in life and death. Therefore it feels natural for me to be raising money to aid the transition of adults and children in their journey from life to death.
I will be recording my steps each day in my blog and on my YouTube channel

Event date

23-March-2018 09:00  - 
31-May-2018 04:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Fantastic achievement. Well done.
Donation by Bogart
on 30-06-2018
£57.75 gift aid
Your Bavard Bar talk was inspirational
Donation by Liz Silvester
on 08-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Congratulations again Julia for completing such an amazing feet (excuse the pun) and being such an inspiration.
Donation by The Harley's
on 05-06-2018
Dearest awesome BFRA.. wowzer just wowzer xx
Donation by BBRCSA :D
on 01-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
In gratitude for many hours in Buxted!
Donation by Anne Greig
on 31-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done beautiful JueHulia, such an incredible journey and remarkable pilgrimage. Amazing achievement!! xx 🏃‍♀️👣❤️😀xx
Donation by Tim B’avard
on 30-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Ju, you and your feet did great. Lots of love and congrats from us xxx
Donation by B & Kev
on 30-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
You did it xxxxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-05-2018
Tremendous achievement and whilst following in other greats' footsteps (Bruce Tulloh for example) you have also put your own mark on barefoot running! Many congratulations Julia. Mx
Donation by Malcolm Hargraves
on 25-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Julia. You were absolutely amazing and inspirational. Hope you are enjoying your retreat and well deserved relaxation and chilling time!. Lots of love xoxoxox
Donation by Louise Camby
on 22-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,800.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £5,800.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £7,130.00

Donations closed

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