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A group of people will be taking part in one of the most challenging charity events there is - The Three Peaks.  We will climb the three tallest peaks in the UK:    The big Ben Nevis in Scotland, the notorious Scarfel Pike in Englands Peak District and Snowdon in Wales.   But not only will we climb all three peaks, the additional difficulty to the challenge is to complete climbing all three peaks in just 24 hours covering the distance between each by car.

The reason for our taking on this massive challenge.......

Over half of all children in Sierra Leone are illiterate, but they want to learn;  education is a top priority for the government but lack of resources and funding means that children have to pay to go to school and even pay for the furniture that they sit on!   Even then, the schools do not have the government funding needed to buy text books and learning resources.  

A fantastic charity called CODEP is spearheding a major initiative to create libraries in every school in Sierra Leone.  It works in partnership with another brilliant charity called Greenworks who ship across books and furniture to equip these libraries - so far 100 libraries have been created and over a quarter of a million books are now in place where before there were none.


Our aim is to raise funds for Green Works in order that they can ship more furniture and books.  It costs £5,500 to send a container of 50,000 books and furniture to store them in.  Help make that difference to the people of Sierra Leone by donating now.

If you would like to join us on the climb and help fundraise then please email me at rebecca.turner@guardian.co.uk

Raising money for

Green-Works

Green-Works

Charity Registration No. 1107247

Green-Works is currently helping rebuild Sierra Leone’s schools, orphanages, libraries and health centres following the devastation of civil war. Literacy rates are amongst the lowest in the world, only 30% of children can go to school. Classes are up to 100 as 49% of the population is UNDER 16. Education is vital; there are no desks or chairs to use. £5 enables Green-Works to provide school equipment for one child - for their entire school life. Green-Works donate and exports redundant furniture, to a range of infrastructure projects in the developing world, including an orphanage in Romania; NGO projects in Benin, Gambia and Ghana, even equipping an entire dentistry hospital in Khartoum.

Donations 91

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Belated congratulations Seb and the team (I'm assuming that you made it to the top - and back down again, and to the top etc) -well done.

Donation by Rachel Donoghue on 01/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Jezman, you're big time

Donation by Felix Cited on 29/07/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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TO BE LATE IS BAD. TO BE LATER THAN BAZ IS AWFUL! Just got back from hol. Well done. You'll have to beat your time next year!

Donation by Mark Hancock on 27/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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apologies for being so late - i am assuming you are all safe, sound and triumphant...well done. Bas

Donation by Basil Towers on 27/07/10

£50.00

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Very well done!

Donation by Lindsey Pugh on 23/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Seb, we only walked 40km last weekend, can't imagine how you felt. Mighty effort!

Donation by Raymond McKenzie & Jan on 23/07/10

£20.00

 

From the family.

Donation by Philip Dobson on 21/07/10

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

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Awesome Becks.. well done! We're so proud of you!!! Lots of love LS, Gus & Mocushla. XXXX

Donation by Anyta Burton on 20/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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tidy work gang.

Donation by stephanie cobb on 20/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Brilliant effort guys, we are green with envy Cheers, Vicky & Tim

Donation by Tim Maloney on 19/07/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Donation by Simon Davies on 19/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done, great effort!!!

Donation by Darren Backhouse on 19/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done!! xx

Donation by Alison Campbell on 19/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Richard and Michelle . We hope you didn't get to wet ! Love R and E

Donation by elspeth Miller on 18/07/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Hope your feet aren't too sore Seb.

Donation by Judith Jones on 18/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Richard and Michelle If anybody can do this you two can. Andrew and Angela

Donation by Angela Neilson on 18/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Philip Deja Vous! Hope the venture is as successful for Codep as for last years expedition with your Mum, but then they have you! With Love Nana XX

Donation by Edith Higham on 17/07/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Seb! If you fancy another challenge after this one, come join us for our cycle trip!

Donation by Neisha and Rob on 17/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Seb, Take some pics in between catching your breath old man. Cold beer is waiting for you!! The Keefes

Donation by Mike Keefe on 16/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Good luck to all ... Seb will need it the most!

Donation by Tom Shaw on 16/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Richard.It took Christine 18 months to do the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.You must be able to do better than that!!

Donation by Sussex Falconers on 16/07/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good Luck To All. All the Best Of Luck To Richard & Michelle! Elaine & John x

Donation by Elaine Holden on 16/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Hi Seb (and Team GEO) Good luck... and when you are back I need to pick your brains about charities! x Abby

Donation by Abigail Flanagan on 15/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Team GEO

Donation by Shonn Mills on 15/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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hoping the winds behind you

Donation by m on 15/07/10

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,771.00
  • Offline donations£700.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,471.00
  • Gift Aid£696.95

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