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I will be cycling 100 miles on

August 4th

 

in RideLondon to raise money for Bees for Development (BfD).

800 million people live in poverty across the world and most are dependent on handouts for their survival. This is crazy and I feel compelled to do my bit to help the poor but not through handouts. I absolutely believe in helping people help themselves because it is both dignified and sustainable. BfD help the poor in precisely this way by helping them to make extra money out of beekeeping. They do this by teaching them how to make their own bee hives (typically, from freely available local materials such as reeds and mud), by training them how to keep bees and by connecting them to buyers in distant markets where they get higher prices for their honey & beeswax. Beekeeping does not require land, it requires minimal management time, it is sustainable, it is super beneficial for the environment, it requires little in the way of expensive inputs and most importantly it is an activity open to everyone.

 

Please help me raise much needed cash for BfD by sponsoring my bike ride.

 

Thank you very much, Bernie

www.beesfordevelopment.org

Updates 2

Thank you Ekram and Jack for the £60 donation, it will be put to good use.

15/08/13 14:44

Dear Friends, I completed the 100 miles! It was a wonderful occasion and it was great to be a part of it. I genuinely appreciate your support. Your donations will be put to great use by BfD. Thank you so much, best wishes, Bernie

05/08/13 10:40

Raising money for

Bees for Development Trust

Bees for Development Trust

Charity Registration No. 1078803

Bees ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and enable people to improve their livelihoods. Bees for Development Trust ensures beekeepers working in poor countries have access to the information and advice they need. For example, how to market honey, manage indigenous bees sustainably, or plant trees that are useful for bees.

Donations 12

Well done!

Donation by Sally Reed Ltd on 13/08/13

£30.00

go go go Bernie!

Donation by Nicola on 03/08/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Angela Woods on 03/08/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great charity - couldn't choose a better cause! Good luck!

Donation by Janet Lowore on 02/08/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Sounds like a great charity - hope the ride goes well!

Donation by Pete, Michala, Isaac and Flo on 24/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A good charity to choose, enjoy the day!

Donation by Bob and Elaine on 22/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good cause - best of luck.

Donation by Anonymous on 23/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Bernie! I'm just happy I didn't put cycling on my CV!!

Donation by Suzie Shaw on 09/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Have a great day out for a great cause.

Donation by Will&Ron on 04/05/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Pedal Hard Bernie!

Donation by William Bradridge on 22/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Go Bernie, Go. God bless and Good Luck. Love, Nunu

Donation by Gelila Melaku on 21/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Bernie Good luck on the bike ride

Donation by Michael Buttery on 21/03/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£260.00
  • Offline donations£60.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£320.00
  • Gift Aid£57.50

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