1 charity...3 people...4 days...47 countries...230 languages...and an awful lot of trains...
Hello and welcome to my humble begging page.
At the end of June this year myself and my two team members will be undertaking a trip of EPIC proportion to raise money for Oxfam. A trip involving much map reading and inevitably many moments of 'Hang on, which country are we in?', Oxfam Ride and Seek Challenge is a 4 day interrail challenge where we undertake to complete set challenges each day in a race to get to the right country before the other teams do in order to raise money for Oxfam!
All expenses for this have already been payed by us so the money we raise through taking part in the challenge goes straight to Oxfam to fund the valuable work they are carrying out.
Each morning we will be handed the name of a country in Europe along with a list of challenges before setting off in a wild frenzy of train timetable reading and foreign language gesturing (think...point to name of country and mouth frantically whilst pointing to a train timetable and making question faces...).
Oxfam is a global movement of people working with others to overcome poverty and suffering. This incredibly worthwhile charity is currently helping those caught up in the Ivory Coast Crisis, the Pakistan floods, the East Africa drought and is present in over 70 countries saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods. From emergency response to development work and campaigning for change that lasts, Oxfam is there.
Please please please dig deep and donate as little or as much as you feel you can to support my team and me as we battle travel sickness and European trains to raise money for Oxfam.
Thank you for your support!
ps. The picture bears absolutely no resemblance to anything I will be doing...I am not running a marathon...but just-giving thinks I am because I ticked the 'I am taking part in an event' box, so has kindly posted this totally irrelevant photo. And I am not technically gifted enough to know how to change it.
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