Walk My Way for Ukraine

The world looked on in shock when conflict started in Ukraine in 2022. Sadly, millions of Ukrainian people are now displaced and continue to struggle to survive. And they need our help.

Through Australian Lutheran World Services (ALWS), we are going to show we care and walk our way to help the Ukrainian people by joining ALWS’s Walk My Way for Ukraine in May 2024. Our goal is to raise funds for millions of children and families who have fled the conflict into neighbouring countries, and for those who are displaced within Ukraine. The funds raised will be used to:

  • provide emergency food, water and shelter, to help rebuild housing so displaced families can return home,
  • to rebuild schools so children can continue to learn, and
  • to provide psychological care for children who have suffered trauma.

Just like in 2021, we are going to embrace this initiative and work with ALWS to ensure we make a difference. Families will be able to contribute one of three ways (or all three ways!).

On Tuesday 23 April, students can purchase a blue or yellow cupcake to support Ukraine.

Cupcakes can be purchased for a gold coin donation or more. A limited number of gluten free options will be available.

On Friday 10 May, all PoP students are invited  to wear blue or yellow (or both) to school to show we have not forgotten the people of Ukraine.

Gold coin donations, or more, are welcome from each student wearing free dress.

Join us and walk 3km or 12.5km… the choice is yours. Either way you won’t be alone. We’re joining hundreds of other walkers to send a message of peace and support from the heart of Brisbane to the hearts of the Ukrainian people.

Leaving from QUT Gardens Point, we will walk along our iconic river, step across the Good Will Bridge, and stroll together through Southbank and explore West End.  For those doing the 12.5km trek, half way you’ll be greeted with a snack and water, just as the Ukrainian children were greeted as they reached safety on the border of countries like Poland.

You can also sponsor a walker or donate to the cause directly at the Walk My Way website »


Saturday 11 May 2024
1pm – 5pm (registrations open from 11:30am)


$52 for adults; $26 for children

Increase your contribution through donations

You can increase your contribution to helping Ukrainian families by joining the Prince of Peace Lutheran Community (College & Church) Fundraising Team. You can set up your own fundraising page under the Prince of Peace Lutheran Community Fundraising Page, or you can donate to someone who already has. Please use the barcode provided.


QUT Gardens Point Campus, Multi-purpose Outdoor Court near the Goodwill Bridge. Click for venue map.


The closest car parks are:

–    Under Freeway Car Park (underneath the Riverside Expressway)
–    Carpark underneath P Block (Science and Engineering Centre)

Link to the maps – https://walkmywayukraine.org.au/cms/event-info

Why Walk My Way for Ukraine?

Hosted by ALWS, the annual Walk My Way initiative gives local communities the chance to join with friends and family in a walking challenge so that children in some of the poorest countries in the world can access a better future. In 2024, ALWS is using this year’s Walk My Way to raise funds for families in Ukraine. Every step that we take will be a reminder of the thousands of innocent civilian lives lost in the conflict… and every dollar that we raise will make a practical difference for children and families facing the tragedy of war.

How your fundraising donation will help

Walk Your Way Ukraine funds will be used to help real people needing practical solutions:

  • Building bomb shelters for schools
    One of the best ways to help children recover from trauma is school. They can learn. Have routine. See a better future. By building bomb shelters in the basements of schools in Ukraine, we help children like Alina feel safe at school so they can return to school and continue their studies.
  • Renovating 15000 apartments in Kharkiv
    Many grandparents like Nataliia fled with their children and grandchildren after the bombs exploded near their home in Ukraine. While many of these families are now receiving care in Poland now, their dream is to return home. Your donations will contribute to the renovation of 1500 apartments in Kharkiv so families can go home with dignity, and be safe from the winter cold.
  • Recovering from trauma through Art Therapy

Art Therapy enables children to express their feelings and have fun, helping them recover from the trauma they have suffered. Your donations help children like Nadia to access Art Therapy whilst living away from home.