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    Weʼve raised £225 to get me to Rwanda with the charity Tearfund, to meet the people affected by poor water, hunger, and the lasting scars of the 1994 genocide.

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    Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016

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    The girls pictured here, and who feature in the video below, are typical of many young children in Rwanda. Access to clean water is scarce, with many having to travel 2 hours, twice a day, to collecting water in jerry cans weighing 20kg. This affects their lives in many ways – they miss school, are prone to injury and sickness, and worse are often attacked by drunk men on their journeys.

    When you add into the mix the backdrop of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, where more than 1,000,000 people were killed during a 100 day period, Rwanda is a country where the scars of the past still run very deep, and whole communities are stuck in a cycle of despair and hopelessness.

    In February, along with 17 other folks from around the UK, we hope to make a positive difference. As keen cyclists, we will be travelling to Rwanda (not by bike, we’ll use a plane for that bit!), and from our base in the capital Kigali, will cycle to three key areas in Rwanda where Tearfund are working in rural communities to address a range of challenges including access to clean water, extreme hunger and peace and reconciliation. Please help me and the team to transform a cycle of despair, into a new cycle of hope for those we meet.

    The money you are donating will get me out there and help support the very people we will be meeting face to face. Thankyou.

    … and as Rwanda is also known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’, us cyclists will need all the help we can get!



    • patrick Chapman2 years ago
      patrick Chapman

      patrick Chapman

      2 years ago

      Here is an example of the work done by Tearfund out in Uganda. They will be using their experience from these projects to give help in a similar way to the people of Rwanda.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/18/2016 2:59 PM



    • Anne Marie and Michael

      Anne Marie and Michael

      Dec 18, 2016

      Enjoy the ride! Don't forgot the chammy cream ;-)


    • Alice Kilby

      Alice Kilby

      Dec 9, 2016

      Go Paddy! x


    • Anonymous


      Dec 9, 2016

      Good man yourself PC - all the best

    • Linda Byrne

      Linda Byrne

      Dec 9, 2016

      Good luck in your adventure. X


    • Niall, Ursula & boys xx

      Niall, Ursula & boys xx

      Dec 1, 2016

      Good luck Paddy!


    • karen brinkley

      karen brinkley

      Nov 27, 2016

      Good luck Patrick, hope you can make a difference for these people.


    • Karen Scorer

      Karen Scorer

      Nov 25, 2016

      Go Paddy X well done u


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