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raised of £10,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,955 to Building 4 Classrooms & toilet block at the Amrita Centre in Kenya which is home to 250-300 orphans.

    Funded on Friday, 1st November 2019

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    Having recently visited Gambia with my friend Debbie we fell in love with the beautiful place and friendly people. Yes it is a poor country and they are in desperate need of educating the people regarding rubbish, sanitation etc but it’s just a case of not knowing, not understanding and not having the resources.

    We in the UK and other developed countries all have our own pressures and struggles every day of our lives. So do these people but theirs is a struggle to feed their families and pay for their education. They don’t have free education as we do here. Some days it’s just a struggle to feed the children let alone provide clean water in some areas.

    When I returned I decided to start working towards a project in the area I visited. Since then I have been invited to join a team of 10 women from 10 different countries to climb Kilimanjaro - the highest peak in Africa and ranking 4th in the world. We are all part of Lions Clubs International and all volunteer and give freely of our time and efforts to try and help others.

    Our aim is to raise $100,000 all to go to a children's educational project in Africa. We have chosen the Amrita Center in Kenya - this center can have anywhere between 250-300 orphans at any one time. We want to build 4 classrooms and a toilet block for them. With an education these children will have a chance to get out of the nearby slums and break the cycle of poverty.

    I am nothing special. A just past middle aged mum of 2 grown up daughters. I’m totally unfit and need to get some serious training in place but I am more than willing to accept this challenge. Not only is it a once in a life time opportunity for me it’s a great cause as all us mum's get a bit teary eyed with any projects involving children.

    However I need all your help. I am totally committed to train to give me the very best opportunity to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. I need your help to raise funds. Not only do we have a target to raise for the project, all costs for the trip have to be raised personally for each individual so I have a huge target to achieve and can only do this with help from everyone and all your friends and friends of friends and friends of their friends and total strangers!!!

    Please consider sponsoring me in this challenge. Maybe you know of someone or a corporate firm who would be willing to sponsor us ? Either me personally or the team. A sponsor who could donate some equipment in return for us wearing their logo, being detailed as a sponsor on all our presentations etc.

    Any help willingly accepted.



    • Heidi Nathan9 months ago
      Heidi Nathan

      Heidi Nathan

      9 months ago

      As you all know I'm totally mad. I've booked my Wing Walk for the 31st August 2019. So if you don't fancy sponsoring a climb how about a flight???? If you want to come and watch contact me for details !

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    • Heidi Nathan9 months ago
      Heidi Nathan

      Heidi Nathan

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      40% of target reached!!! £4,000 in total raised and still going! Thank you everyone!!

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    • Heidi Nathan9 months ago
      Heidi Nathan

      Heidi Nathan

      9 months ago
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    • Bryn and Shirley

      Bryn and Shirley

      Aug 7, 2019

      Good luck HeidiYou can see afar from on high.


    • julia and tony powell

      julia and tony powell

      Jul 30, 2019

      hope you get on ok best of luck


    • Ange, David and Jordan

      Ange, David and Jordan

      Jul 29, 2019

      Best of luck Heidi. We will be thinking of you xx


    • Rachel Keeble

      Rachel Keeble

      Jul 25, 2019

      Go Heidi! Amazing challenge, will be thinking of you. Plenty of pasta! x


    • Nicky Freeman

      Nicky Freeman

      Jul 23, 2019

      Wishing you all the luck in the world for this fantastic - go Heidi go!! Take it steady. Love from Adrian and Nicky xx


    • Gabrielle Sharman

      Gabrielle Sharman

      Jul 3, 2019

      enjoy the experience you crazy lady


    • Caroline McGlynn

      Caroline McGlynn

      Jun 18, 2019

      Good luck, and thank you xx


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