My name is Chris Harding and I am looking for your generosity however big or small it maybe towards a personal challenge and two charities which I feel do great work in creating a better life for people here in Southampton, my starting point, and at my final destination, in Lesotho.
In the summer of 2013 I will be embarking on a 10,000 mile cycle tour from Southampton UK to Lesotho in South Africa, cycling through 20 different countries.
This idea has come about after completing a length of Britain tour and still loving life on a saddle I immediately felt I had to do something bigger, more adventurous and for a cause. As lots of ideas flew through my mind I remembered a charity called Kick4Life that combine my love for football with saving lives by making people aware of HIV in a country called Lesotho in South Africa. This is where my final destination idea came from. Alongside this, as a football coach myself working for Saints Foundation, at Southampton F.C, I decided I would also like to support their work, which in many similar ways to Kick4Life, uses football as a communication tool with local children, teenagers and young adults to improve their quality of life in the city, with this synergy I thought this would be a great next challenge for two great charities.
Please support me, however large or small, and follow my progress on my blog:
or on twitter: https://twitter.com/ride4theirlives