Julie became involved with 'Follow the Women' in 2009. It's a British charity that builds play parks in the conflict zones of the Middle East. Follow the Women was the first charity to cycle the region - trying to raise awareness of the lives of the women who live there. Julie took on the challenge and long with 250 women from across the globe Julie rode 550 kms across the region, visiting Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Pregnant for the first time and suffering from acute morning sickness her trip almost didn't happen. But thanks to the support of a medical team including her own Mum, Julie made the rigorous journey meeting women and children affected by war. Janet who Julie cycled with made this short film of the trip.
Women for Women International
Travelling the world reporting Julie was often humbled by the incredible women she met and made friends with. Often they had suffered terribly at the hands of war and yet they did whatever it took to feed and support their families. Sponsoring women through this wonderful charity enabled her to help 2 ladies, one in Afghanistan and one in Kenya to support them towards a better life. Julie is proud to support their mission...
Women for Women International supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.
The Media Trust
Julie is passionate about sharing her skills. She's an avid supporter of the Media Trust and it's projects. Julie is currently working with her local council to arrange workshops for kids teaching them on camera skills.