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Ros' Tour De France (Down Under) Challenge

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Rosalind Kearney

I'm going to put up with magpie attacks and train to cycle 170km on 1 Dec as part of the L'Etape in Australia.

Raising money for
St Peter's Life-Line

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St Peter's Lifeline is a small grass roots, Christian charity which supports a desperately poor, community in a harsh, remote, semi-arid area of NE Kenya. It is run by a friend from University and her father who has Kenyan roots. From its modest beginnings 9 years ago, they now cover a wide aspect of much needed support. Their ultimate goal is complete sustainability of all projects.

One of their latest projects is to tackle those with Obstetric Fistula.
This is a condition caused by prolonged, obstructed labour, sometimes up to three day and without medical intervention, effecting a breach between the woman’s vagina and bladder and/or rectum.
This causes continuous and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or faeces through the birth canal. The consequences are awful: frequent wetting and soiling, with a foul, associated smell. These women are rejected by the husband, and are too ashamed to go out into the community. They are completely isolated.
But the condition is remediable with surgery by specialist surgeons. The outcome would give these women their lives back completely. Surgery costs £300 so my aim is to raise £900 (one woman for every  labour I had). 

Event details

L'Etape Australia

L'Etape Australia is the largest Tour De France outside, well, France! It is a 170km route in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, not far from Canberra. It finishes with a 30m ascent of Mount Kosciuszko (Australia's highest mountain). 

But that's the easy bit. The hard bit is training over the next few weeks as it's Spring. And Spring time in Canberra involves being attacked by magpies who are protecting their nests. 

So, any support you can give will help motivate me on those days when I don't feel like training. This is a truly worthy cause and literally EVERY PENNY you donate will go to those women who really need their lives back. 

Event date

01-December-2018 06:00  - 
01-December-2018 18:00

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Bloody good effort Ros x x
Donation by Fordy x
on 07-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Ros, we admire your determination and effort for an amazing cause. Well done and thank you for giving your all.
Donation by Bernard and Alex Schoeman
on 04-12-2018
So proud of you Ros! What a brilliant achievement great going xx
Donation by Randalls
on 02-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
What an awesome effort, Ros!!! Hope you get some r&r now. Love from us all xxxx
Donation by Poppy Mitchell
on 01-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Top effort Ros!
Donation by Heidi and Iain
on 01-12-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good effort Ros! Well done x
Donation by Vicki
on 01-12-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Londa
on 30-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck Ros. Magpies don’t like it up ‘em
Donation by Nick Hayes
on 27-11-2018
£7.50 gift aid
I'm very impressed Ros & I wish you well. Make sure you've got some soothing cream for your arse when you've finished! Good luck xxx
Donation by Jayne Errington
on 26-11-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Have fun good luck
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-11-2018
£10.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £820.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £820.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £975.00

Donations closed

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