Natalia Tena Begins 720K Walk in Support of Orchid Project
Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) has begun a 720-kilometer walk in support of Orchid Project, a British charity working to bring an end to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), often referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM).
— Natalia Tena (@NatTenaLady) September 9, 2020
Orchid Project states its mission on its website:
Orchid Project are an NGO catalysing the global movement to end female genital cutting (FGC). FGC is a human rights violation that harms the lives of girls, women and their communities. Orchid Project partner with pioneering grassroots organisations around the world and share knowledge and best practice to accelerate change. Orchid Project also advocate among governments and global leaders to ensure work to end FGC is prioritised.
In August, Tena wrote that she had previously planned to begin the journey in March but was unable to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I'm fundraising for Orchid Project. I was going to do the Camino in March but PANDEMIC so have just booked a flight out for September. Fingers crossed the borders stay open! Check out my @JustGiving page and please donate if you can. Thank you! #JustGiving https://t.co/DfqzDshQ2C
— Natalia Tena (@NatTenaLady) August 10, 2020
(Tena isn’t the first Harry Potter actor to have their charitable plans derailed by the virus either. James Phelps, who portrayed Fred Weasley, was supposed to take part in a cycling challenge to raise funds for Thames Hospice this month.)