Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal

Sep 26, 2012

Extraordinary Fundraising in the UK for MDG

Venetia (2nd from left) on top of Ben Nevis
Venetia (2nd from left) on top of Ben Nevis

This summer, a former volunteer at Maison de la Gare made an extraordinary contribution.  This is her story:

“I and three friends set off on the ‘3 peaks challenge’ to raise money for Maison de la Gare.  The 3 peaks challenge involves climbing the 3 tallest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland all in under 24 hours (Snowdon in Wales at 1085m, Scafell Pike in England at 978m, and Ben Nevis in Scotland at 1344m).  I am happy to say we completed this in 22 hours and 17 minutes!

It involved walking up some incredibly steep mountains in 28 degree heat (82F - the weekend we chose ended up being a heat wave in the UK), and then climbing up one of the mountains in the dark through the night which was a real challenge as it was very rocky following uneven paths.

Once we completed the challenge we had a long drive home and were so stiff we couldn't walk up any stairs for at least 3 days. I am happy to say that due to the generosity and support of our friends and family we raised £1,400 ($2,300 U.S.) for Maison de la Gare.  Hopefully this will help in a small way in the running of the centre and help all the volunteers to realise that people are thinking of them and their good work all the way over here in the UK.”


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Project Leader

Rod LeRoy

Saint Louis, Senegal

Where is this project located?

Map of Hope for begging talibe children, St-Louis Senegal