Weʼve raised £17,496 to support the amazing work of Casa Taller in memory of our dear friend Sam Gibson
- Funded on Saturday, 10th October 2020
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Our dear friend and all round legend, Sam Ling Gibson, died last year in sudden and tragic circumstances. Sam had spent the last decade of his life living and teaching in Bogota, Colombia and had devoted much of his free time volunteering at Casa Taller de las Moyas, a grassroots NGO that offers children opportunities and aspirations in an area that offers little of both.
The amazing Casa Taller project works with children and teenagers in the San Luis community, a deprived area in the hills on the outskirts of the capital, Bogota. During his time there Sam had a huge impact on countless young people’s lives and he is an immense miss to the children and the staff.
Sam’s family and friends have set up a foundation in his name which aims to raise funds to continue the fantastic life changing projects at Casa Taller and carry on Sam’s legacy of encouraging and supporting disadvantaged children.
You can find out more about Casa Taller and the Sam Ling Gibson Trust at
As Sam's mates we wanted to do something to raise money for the foundation and have come up with the Blackhall Mill to Bogotá challenge, or the ‘B2B’ as we have christened it.
This will involve us running, cycling or walking 5248 miles / 8846 km within the month of July, which is the equivalent distance between his home village of Blackhall Mill and his adopted home of Bogotá.
This will be quite a challenge and we are hoping to raise as much money as we can for the amazing work that Casa Taller do. We were aiming to raise a total of £5248 (£1 per mile) which would make a huge difference to the foundation and the children that they work with. However, as our team grows, we have decided to up the ante and instead aim to raise £10,496 which is £1 per mile from Blackhall Mill to Bogota...and back again!!
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You can follow us on Instagram by searching @geordiecolombiano; we'll be posting updates and photos throughout our challenge!
Our Team is:
Adam Snowball; Andrew Lake; Andy Charlton; Andy Green; Ben Moreton; Bonnie Biddell; Calum Hurley; Chris Allan; Chris Bell; Daniela Gattegno; Dan Ridley; Dave Ashforth; Dave Groves; Dom McCracken; Ellie Butterworth; Fiona Maddison; Gillian Wells; Hal Convery; Harry Tittensor; Heather Bray; Holly Schofield; Iain Conlon; Jack Henderson; Jack Kane; Jack Ruane; James Moss; Jay Amin; Joe Bell; Joe Ling; Joseph Kane; Katie Byrne; Katy Wakenshaw; Lachlan Page; Liam McCracken; Liam Turnbull; Lisa Major; Lisa Henderson; Luna Milatovic; Natalie McQue; Neil Pritchard; Pablo Medina; Patrick Kane; Pete Smith; Robin Snaith; Rodolfo Ribeiro; Ronan Barrett; Ross Cavanagh; Sabrina Repa; Sammy Macnamara; Tom Willatt; Vicki McMorrow; Vince McSkimmings; Zoe Convery
- 1 day ago
B2B Geordie Crew1 day ago
Hello lovely Donors!! We'd like to say a huge thank you for donating to the Sam Ling Gibson Trust - you've helped us raise an amazing £16,816 to support the work of Casa Taller las Moyas. We are compiling a newsletter to share how some of this money has already helped the project, and would love to include you on our e-mailing list. If you are happy to be included, please email Geraldine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for being an important part of the projects future. www.samlinggibson.org for further information.
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Oct 5, 2020
Oct 4, 2020
Sorry it took me so long to get around to this - very well done Joe and friends on a brilliant effort!
Sep 27, 2020
Thanks to Christine Egan Fowler for this cash donation!
Sep 4, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
Well done Liam 👍
Aug 28, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
Donated on behalf of Fred - merci!
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