2011 has been an amazing year for fundraising challenges at the GVI Charitable Trust with amazing challenges taking place in Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, The Amazon rainforest and of course where the first one was held, Guatemala.
At the end of November it was time once again for the Guatemala Annual Volcano challenge, an epic 4 volcanoes in 4 days covering some 600km.
In fundraising terms this challenge set a new record with amazing work by all participants and all generous donors. The funds raised by the Volcano Challenge will support many of the important aspects of our Sustainable education in Guatemala project. Including Plan Ancianos (feeding the older generation), Educational Scholarships, Food and fruit for the students and salaries for our local staff.
A huge well done to all challengers on this epic adventure and to all those who have pushed themselves to the limit this year to support GVI Charitable Trust projects. Thank you all.
It has been a busy year for our teams across Latin America, not just with the ever demanding and ongoing project work in the schools we work in but in order to further support our projects impressive fundraising challenges have been conquered in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.
Next on the schedule is the ever impressive Guatemala Volcano challenge, now in its third year which will begin on November 27th.
A hardy bunch of challengers, and of course project Director Dom Williams, are hard at work raising funds to support the project and training (!) in preparation. This year as well GVI founder and director Richard Walton will be joining the team.
The 4 Guatemalan volcanoes which constitute this challenge each present an intimidating obstacle and the participants will truly be earning every penny which is donated to this worthy cause.
To read more about how funds raised through the GVI Charitable Trust benefit our work have a look at our new annual report which has just been published.
As always many thanks to everyone who has supported our work.
In November 2 groups of enthusiastic and slightly crazy GVI volunteers and staff challenged themselves to scale 5 volcanoes in a week in Guatemala to raise funds for the GVI Charitable Trust projects.The first volcano was the active and Pacaya volcano which made international news recently it violently erupted and covered half of the country in ash! Next was the mighty Santa Maria, where after a 4am start the group were rewarded with spectacular views of the Guatemalan countryside and other active volcanoes. Then on to Tajumulco, the highest point in Central America with views in to Mexico and El Salvador and a freezing summit! The beautiful Lake Atitlan followed with the San Pedro volcano and finally for those who could still stand the impressive Acatenego which looms over the active Fuego and provides outstanding views.This amazing challenge has raised a huge amount for the projects which is going to help us push on in 2011 with a real buzz and lots of potential for development.Many thanks to all of the Volcano Challengers and our supporters and donors!
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