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£610raised of £2,000 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £610 to help to fund the Hosetta Abdulai Special Needs school for children with special needs and disabilities in Sierra Leone

    Whistler, BC, Canada
    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    So a month or so ago I decided wanted to take on a challenge to fundraise for a charity I feel passionate about. I contacted my little sister in England and asked her if she knew any and she passed on the information of the charity Stepping Forward UK. Stepping Forward promote human rights internationally for people with disabilities. What really got me interested was that they are currently working to support special needs education out in Sierra Leone.

    The Hosetta Abdulai Special Needs School in Freetown has 73 children (boys and girls) on the school register. Recently, fundraising took place to buy the school a bus as some days there are only 3 children at the school due to transport problems. Clearly, this fantastic school needs as much support as possible to continue its amazing work. Also, as far as we've come in accepting difference and individuality there is still stigma that accompanies disability. In the community that these kids are from it can put them and their families in intolerable and often dangerous situations. This school creates a community for these kids where they are accepted and offered the life we are all deserving of.

    On September 8th, Jeremy and I are going to complete 3 local hikes in 24 hours.

    Wedgemount Lake - estimated at 7 hours
    Panorama Ridge - estimated at 11 hours
    Effin Lakes - estimated at 6 hours

    Overall thats 66km with 3280m elevation in 24 hours. We'll document our journey with our cameras and hope to bring back some amazing shots too. I'll also be updating my story on Instagram as we complete the challenge..

    We want to raise as much money as possible to provide the school with whatever they need to allow the children the safe and playful learning environment they deserve.



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      • The Irvines

        The Irvines

        Sep 12, 2017

        Great job on the hike Tom! It was an amazing accomplishment for you and for the charity!


      • Eoghan


        Sep 6, 2017

        Great cause! Best of luck.. I'm a friend of Patch!


      • Deirdre Driscoll

        Deirdre Driscoll

        Sep 5, 2017

        Good luck Jeremy and Thomas. It will be a great achievement for a great cause.Sending you all our love and support from Valencia. Be safe on the hikes. Love Dee, Gavin, Ruben and Noa.


      • Aaron Miller

        Aaron Miller

        Aug 31, 2017

        Great work Tom, a very worthy cause!

      • Kim Desautels

        Kim Desautels

        Aug 31, 2017

        Get that bus my friend! Good luck on the hikes you guys :)


      • Mary  O'Driscoll

        Mary O'Driscoll

        Aug 26, 2017

        A very worthy cause, Best of luck with it Jeremy and Thomas.We're very proud of you here in Ireland Jeremy, Love Mom, Dad, Mary & Noel xx


      • Ed Hanlon

        Ed Hanlon

        Aug 25, 2017

        Best of luck Patch and Tom


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      Whistler, BC, Canada

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