From The Bullring to Big Ben in 5 days
Each year I try to do something unusual for my birthday. I've done the tube challenge, space hopped 10 miles and cycled from Land's End to John O-Groats amongst other things.
This year I want to raise money for an organisation I have a growing relationship with. Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi support over 650 children with food, education and where necessary accommodation. It has grown to become the largest orphanage in Malawi in 20 years, and is recognised as making an invaluable difference by both the national and international governments and charities.
That said, there is far more need than they can fulfil, so they frequently want to do much more than finances will allow. They already run a primary and secondary school on site, and plan to open a technical college very shortly. They operate a large farm in an attempt to become self sufficient for food, but without much agricultural equipment, the labour is hard - watering many acres by hand is not easy!
I have visited the home twice last year and this, and have been blown away by their commitment and dedication. Please watch the YouTube video below for more information on the home and their story.
Walking 140 miles from Birmingham to London
I plan to walk the length of the Grand Union Canal (plus a little bit at each end) over the course of 5 days. Bearing in mind my day job involves sitting at a desk without too much exercise, this will be quite a challenge!
I'm looking forward to enjoying the fresh air and hoping my legs won't ache too much!
Please consider supporting me so that the orphanage can continue to do amazing work with these special children and young people - raising them to independence.
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