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Katie Poundall

Katie's Christmas Yomp!

Katie is doing a 24-hour "Christmas Yomp" for Raleigh International Trust because she loves nothing more than a good walk.

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Raleigh International Trust

We inspire communities and young people to create lasting change around the world

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Story

Those who know Katie will understand that she can't live without a project. After finishing a degree, the next step seemed - naturally - to take on world poverty. So on 3 January, Katie is packing her life into a 55 - 85 litre rucksack, arming herself with ten cans of 97% DEET, and doing just that. If you've come to this page, hopefully you want to know why...

In September 2015, 193 world leaders introduced 17 "Global Goals for Sustainable Development". The completion of these goals will mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. Katie believes the key to success lies in engaging with young adults, as only they can change the habits of generations. 

Raleigh International takes people aged 18 - 24 from all walks of life, to work with remote communities on water, sanitation and hygiene projects, and to teach them how to build livelihoods in the face of extreme poverty. In January 2017, Katie plans to go with them, to work as a volunteer manager for 3 months. Food will be basic, sleep will be little and work will be tough; there are no official days 'off project'. Part of this journey will be a 19-day trek, uphill, carrying full kit. 

To raise awareness of the work Raleigh does, and to fund projects that enable young people and volunteers to take part, Katie must raise £2,400. Therefore, she has organised the very first Christmas Yomp, taking place from 10 - 11 December. The walk will be with full kit on, over tough British terrain and without stopping. 

Katie pledges to walk one hour for every £100 raised. That's one minute for £1.66; or three minutes for £5; or six minutes for £10; or 10 minutes for £16 (fingers crossed). The objective being that the yomp will last 24 hours, if her fundraising target of £2,400 is met.

Katie is concerned that spending 15 minutes a day on the cross-trainer may not have prepared her for this; so she invites people to join her on the walk, to boost morale and generally make sure she survives. She encourages those who come on the yomp to tell their family and friends, and to donate to this very worthy cause. 

Together, we can yomp our way to £2.4k.

Thank you!

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  • A Traditional Yomp!
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