Friday 20th November. BOOK THIS DATE in your diary for an evening of friendly challenging questions, with supper!
We also have supporters who undertook challenges which can be supported via Virgin Money Giving!
Marilyn Watkins on 16 August 2015 as a personal challenge. My challenge was Zip Wire My event happened in Gwynedd
Marilyn says: I did this to fundraise for the Olney-Newton Link, which is a charity based in the town where I live and is helping improve the lives and opportunities of the people who live in Newton, Sierra Leone. Money raised in the past has built houses to replace those destroyed by the Civil War and a skills centre to teach new skills such as computing to young adults.
The school where I work is linked with a school in Newton and in 2010 I was fortunate enough to visit Sierre Leone with two other teachers. We took resources such as sports equipment and reading books with us and taught the children about the UK.
The charity is currently focusing on fundraising to build a pre-school/daycare building for the child survivors of the Ebola outbreak, as many children have lost parents. This will provide day care for children who would otherwise not be able to go to school.
My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarilynWatkins
Paul Pickard ran in the 2015 Yorkshire Marathon on 11 October 2015
Paul says: The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the White Rose County’s sporting year. This popular and picturesque run – flatter and faster than London, Paris, Chicago and Berlin – takes participants past some of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an attractive prospect for runners of all abilities.
Since we visited Sierra Leone just over a year ago the country has suffered terribly at the hands of the ebola virus. Whilst the number of cases has been dropping people are still suffering the consequences of this terrible disease. The Olney-Newton link has worked for some years to bring real improvements to the lives of people in Newton. Now they are fundraising to build a pre-school centre for those children who have been orphaned by the disease. Anything I raise will go to make a real difference to some of these children in one of the world’s poorest countries.
My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulPickard1