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Thomas Hart

Once again, I step up to the challenge to raise money for our local women shelter the Comox Valley Transitions society. In 2017 I was part of a group of 87 realtors from Royal LePage across the country that hiked 115km across the Highlands of Iceland to the Coast. Crossing two different glaciers, countless rivers and everything else. It was hard, very hard, not even close to what I though it would be. We paid our own way, slept in tents, hiked for 8-13 hours a day all to help raise money for a very worthy cause.


This time things are very different, no more green hill with water everywhere. Dry and hot, I will be trekking 100 km across the Sahara Desert in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation to benefit the Comox Valley Transition society. For 5 straight days, my colleagues from Royal LePage offices across Canada and I will be hiking up to 7 hours a day across difficult terrain in this hot and dry desert climate, with temperatures dropping considerably at night. We will be sleeping in large group tents, using camping-style bathroom facilities, and going without electricity, cell service and the other comforts of home. To be eligible to participate, I must raise at least $5,000. This journey will not be easy and it has already started for me. I will be preparing physically and mentally for months and will be covering my own travel costs. Each dollar we raise and every step we take will make it easier for women and children in our communities to walk safely away from violence. 

Why ? imagine ‘home’ being a place of fear and danger. Sadly, on any given night in Canada close to 6,000 women and children stay in an emergency shelter because it’s not safe for them to be at home. At the same time, 300 are turned away each night because all the shelters are full. Even more tragically, on average, every 6 days in Canada a woman is killed by her current or former partner. In too many cases women go to their local shelter because they are literally running for their lives.

I want to help these women and children by ensuring a safe place and support services are available to them when they need it. They deserve our help and our encouragement that a brighter future is possible. I also recognize that educating our youth about building healthy relationships is the key to breaking the cycle of family violence in Canada. Will you join me in making a difference?

Click SPONSOR ME to help me reach my fundraising goal. Thank you for your support!

Note: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation issues tax receipts in February for all donations ($20+) made in the previous calendar year.

  • Goal $6,000.00
  • Raised $6,865.00
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Donor Date Amount Message
John Kalhous 12/20/2019 $100.00
Mark Fleming 12/20/2019 $100.00
Rob Nygren 12/20/2019 $100.00
Tamara Backus 12/20/2019 $100.00
Dale McCartney 12/20/2019 $100.00
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