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£360raised of £250 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £360 to help send our students on a volunteering expedition to teach in overcrowded schools in Zanzibar, Africa

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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    I work at Colstons Girls School, an academy in the centre of Bristol. I have organised for a group of my fantastic students to travel to Zanzibar this summer to volunteer in overcrowded, under-resourced schools.

    I am taking part in the 40 mile ROC Mountain Marathon on 23-24 September to help raise the funds my students need to afford this expedition. For many of our students the idea of taking part in an expedition like this feels unobtainable; but by being creative and working in a team we can help make expeditions like these accessible to all.

    We are taking 14 girls on this expedition - the first this school has undertaken for several years. Once in country the students will be teaching and taking part in ongoing volunteering work for state schools in Zanzibar. The reality of life for young people on the island is different to the postcard-perfect scenery, with low daily wages and overcrowded classes.

    A mountain marathon involves carrying all your own equipment and food over two days of navigating and running on mountainous terrain - with a wild camp halfway through! I'm looking forward to the challenge and I'm really enthused by the cause - I will be encouraging my students to take on similar crazy challenges as part of their fundraising efforts!

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    • Andrew Young10 months ago
      Andrew Young

      Andrew Young

      10 months ago

      Thank you to all those who have supported this fundraising effort. The girls own fundraising is now well underway so I move into a phase of supporting them with individual and team events in the school and across Bristol! I managed to complete a marathon distance over two days of mountain running and despite cloud making navigation difficult. The wild camp was uncomfortable in a tiny tent - but besides that I really enjoyed it! Sunday brought better conditions for orienteering and some superb views - so that took my mind off those sore legs!

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    • Andrew Young10 months ago
      Andrew Young

      Andrew Young

      10 months ago

      Lake District here I come! If you fancy watching us mad runners run around in circles trying to find checkpoints there is live GPS tracking on the ROC website on Saturday and Sunday! http://www.rocmountainmarathon.com Many thanks for your donations - halfway to the target!

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    • Andrew Young10 months ago
      Andrew Young

      Andrew Young

      10 months ago

      A heartfelt thank you for your donations - it will be hugely appreciated by our students. Expeditions like this can be life changing for young people!

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/4/2017 6:57 AM

    Supporters

    22

    • Becky Cantin

      Becky Cantin

      Oct 2, 2017

      More to follow :)

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 2, 2017

      £10.00

    • Alex J

      Alex J

      Oct 2, 2017

      Sorry it's late, but a great cause I can definitely get behind, and a nice challenge for you to boot.

      £30.00

    • Richard, Yvette, Ed & Tom

      Richard, Yvette, Ed & Tom

      Sep 29, 2017

      Well done Andrew, great effort

      £30.00

    • Emma Lippiett

      Emma Lippiett

      Sep 28, 2017

      Amazing challenge Andrew - well done you!

      £30.00

    • Jeremy Sawyer

      Jeremy Sawyer

      Sep 27, 2017

      £20.00

    • Michael Moffat

      Michael Moffat

      Sep 25, 2017

      Congratulations on completing the course.Above and beyond!

      £10.00

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    Andrew Young

    Andrew Young

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    I am a secondary school teacher in Bristol, UK.

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