Portugal north to south with a red nose
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Portugal north to south with a red nose

Challenge: hike portugal north to south. Goal: raise funds for operação nariz vermelho.

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    58 backers

  • 03/10/2016

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Challenge: hike portugal north to south. Goal: raise funds for operação nariz vermelho.

This year I decided to hike in Portugal, a personal challenge I wanted to achieve after reading Wild  by Cheryl Strayed, an American girl who decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in the US by herself and also Portugal on Foot by Nuno Ferreira, a Portuguese young man who had the guts to hike through Portugal, also by himself.

Because this is such a big challenge, I decided to do this for a noble cause and raise funds for Operação Nariz Vermelho (ONV), a Portuguese charitable organization, with a mission to bring joy to hospitalized children and their families through the art and image of the Doctor Clown.

This commitment of helping this cause isn’t new to me, I jumped from an airplane with a red nose last year also to raise funds for Operação Nariz Vermelho and for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in the UK.



The plan is to hike through this cities:


Melgaço, Monção, Valença, Rubiães, Ponte de Lima, Goães, Braga, Guimarães, Santo Tirso, Porto, Lourosa, São João da Madeira, Oliveira de Azeméis, Albergaria-a-Velha, Águeda, Anadia, Mealhada, Coimbra, Cernache, Rabaçal, Ansião, Alvaiázere, Tomar, Golegã, Santarém, Salvaterra de Magos, Benavente, Samora Correia, Alcochete, Pinhal Novo, Setúbal, Comporta, Melides, Santiago do Cacém, Cercal, São Luís, Odemira, São Teotónio, Odeceixe, Aljezur, Bensafrim, Lagos, Portimão, Albufeira, Almancil, Faro.



About the author

Since September 2015 that I have been dedicating my time to voluntary causes. I spent five weeks in Akshay School in Bodhgaya, India and one week in the orphanage of Sarvodaya Headquarters, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, where I had the unique experience of knowing both cultures, habits and traditions. In Portugal I embraced the vision of Vale das Lobas, a rural regeneration project, by helping out with admin work and translations; I’m a volunteer in Refood, a project that aims to stop hunger in our neighborhoods. For a few years I ran 5Km to support Race for Life in London, and last year I jumped from an airplane with a red nose to raise funds for Operação Nariz Vermelho and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Budget and due dates

This campaign starts on the 05th of August and finishes on the 03th October 2016.

This challenge begins in Melgaço (the northernmost town in Portugal) on the 15th of August and finishes in Faro (the southernmost city in Portugal)

All funds raised in this campaign will go exclusively to Operação Nariz Vermelho.

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    1€ per quilometre

    Donate 1€ and I promise to hike another quilometre!

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    Thank you post on Facebook

    You will receive a Thank you post on Facebook.

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    Thank you post on Facebook + Postcard

    You will receive a Thank you post on Facebook and a postcard. (Free shipping to Portugal)

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    Personal Thank you + Photo Finish + Red Nose

    You will receive a personal Thank you on Facebook, a Photo Finish and a red nose. (Free shipping to Portugal). Now that you have your red nose, the next challenge is in your hand!

    7 backers

Sat, 23/10/2021 - 11:19

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 15:26

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner


Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched


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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    27/09/2016 - 15:02

    Obrigada a Inês Alves, D. Trindade, Helena, Sertório Santos, Teresa Severino

  • Hugo

    26/09/2016 - 21:40

    És a maior Teresa!!! Imenso orgulho em ti :)

  • Anonymous

    26/09/2016 - 10:50

  • Anonymous

    24/09/2016 - 17:35

  • Teresa Pedro

    24/09/2016 - 14:57

    Continua sempre com esta coragem , sorriso e generosidade!

  • Anonymous

    24/09/2016 - 09:46

    grande missao

  • Anonymous

    24/09/2016 - 09:05

  • António Abel Zua Coelho

    22/09/2016 - 21:19

    Obrigado Teresa. Obrigado ONV por existirem.

  • Anonymous

    22/09/2016 - 18:10

  • Pedro henriques

    22/09/2016 - 14:05

  • Benvinda Pereira

    22/09/2016 - 12:14

    Grande ideia, grande Teresa ... está quase ... muitos parabéns!!!!

  • Ana Rita Fernandes

    21/09/2016 - 19:41

  • Anonymous

    19/09/2016 - 20:29

  • Sara Badenes

    19/09/2016 - 16:45

    Grande projeto! Grande exemplo!

  • Nalini Elvino de Sousa

    18/09/2016 - 03:56

  • Vanda Isabel Ramos Ferreira Prazeres

    13/09/2016 - 09:57

    Força Teresa!!! Yes, you can!!

  • Paula Saraiva Pestana

    12/09/2016 - 16:37

    Força e coragem! Grande mulher, parabéns pela iniciativa!

  • sara caxaria

    11/09/2016 - 14:19

    Teresa és a maior :)

  • Anonymous

    09/09/2016 - 20:38

  • Vitor Sousa

    09/09/2016 - 16:53