Weʼve raised £200 to Raise funds for Josh`s share of the costs towards the ESF South Africa Mission 2017 by cycling the 150 mile "Coast 2 Coast" challenge.
- Whitehaven to Tynemouth
- Funded on Thursday, 25th May 2017
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The South Africa project began 2 years ago, when to celebrate their 25th anniversary, Emmanuel College set about raising £25,000 to build a school in Tembisa Township, South Africa in partnership with Love Trust - the charity that also operates Nokuphila School in South Africa. This target was smashed after raising a grand total of £43,000. This has allowed us to extend the plans to build a community hall in the middle of the school which will act as a community center for not just children but mothers, fathers and many more.
Now in 2017, the final stages of planning are closing and building work is on track to begin in the summer of this year. Therefore Emmanuel College is sending a team of 6 students, plus 2 members of staff, on a mission visit where they will carry out 10 days of voluntary work. The hope is that this visit will not only make a difference to lives in the Tembisa township but will also be a life changing experience for the team.
There will be 2 main aims to the voluntary work. Firstly, the team intend to help with the preparation of the shipping containers which will be used as classrooms in the school. Secondly they will be helping out in the Nokuphila School in classes, games lessons and assemblies.
The cost of the trip is £1,800 per person, this includes the costs of flights, accommodation and catering during the visit. The majority of this money is being raised through fundraising activities such as the Coast to Coast cycle ride.
During May bank holiday weekend (29/04 -1/05), I will be attempting to cycle from the west coast of the UK at Whitehaven to the east coast at Tynemouth. This is a difficult challenge, and I hope that by completing it I will raise a good sum of money to go towards the visit.
Thank you for your donation and Josh looks forward to sharing his experiences and stories with us all when he returns.
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May 16, 2017
Great work on the bike ride and all the very best with the adventure in South Africa. God Bless.
May 6, 2017
Gareth and Sam - Looking forward to hearing about your Adventures across the country by bike. Josh - Looking forward to hearing about your Adventures in South Africa. Well done! Love, The Browns xxxx
DAVID & HILARY CAISLEY
May 1, 2017
Well done Gareth & Sam. Great effort!!David, Hilary, Toby & Louie
Apr 28, 2017
Good stuff Gareth and Sam. Go well. The Lavericks.
Apr 28, 2017
Good luck Gareth and Sam! Xx
Apr 28, 2017
Good luck! :)
Apr 27, 2017
Rather you than me Gareth and Sam! Have fun!
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