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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Building 4 Classrooms & toilet block at the Amrita Centre in Kenya which is home to 250-300 orphans.

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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.

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  • Heidi Nathan3 months ago
    Heidi Nathan

    Heidi Nathan

    3 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 Nathan3 months ago
    Heidi Nathan

    Heidi Nathan

    3 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 Nathan3 months ago
    Heidi Nathan

    Heidi Nathan

    3 months ago
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Page last updated on: 8/7/2019 11.12

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30

  • Bryn and Shirley

    Bryn and Shirley

    Aug 7, 2019

    Good luck HeidiYou can see afar from on high.

    £30.00

  • julia and tony powell

    julia and tony powell

    Jul 30, 2019

    hope you get on ok best of luck

    £50.00

  • Ange, David and Jordan

    Ange, David and Jordan

    Jul 29, 2019

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

    £50.00

  • Rachel Keeble

    Rachel Keeble

    Jul 25, 2019

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

    £20.00

  • 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

    £40.00

  • Gabrielle Sharman

    Gabrielle Sharman

    Jul 3, 2019

    enjoy the experience you crazy lady

    £20.00

  • Caroline McGlynn

    Caroline McGlynn

    Jun 18, 2019

    Good luck, and thank you xx

    £30.00

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