Group shot with the team and some of the kids
We hope 2015 is treating you well! We are almost in the second half of the year and things at Cape Ternay have been busy.
On March 1st we held our most current charity fundraiser: The Amazing Race Seychelles, a day filled with fierce competition, epic challenges, a few close calls, and most importantly multitudes of laughs and smiling faces. Our fundraising goal for the event was to come up with a total of $750 or £450.
The extremely successful event was organized by our wonderful Community Officer Emma and one of our fellow volunteers, Kristen. For those of those not familiar with the premises of the game show The Amazing Race – teams compete against each other by completing numerous physical and mental challenges in a race-like fashion, while travelling to multiple locations for each new clue.
In our 2015 GVI Seychelles Amazing Race, the GVI Cap Ternay staff helped set up and run each of the challenges spread out around the island of Mahe, while the volunteers were broken into teams and competed for glory. Our volunteers teamed up to face a variety of challenges, puzzles, riddles and tasks with each one facing the possibility of elimination from the race. The four teams consisted of El Fuego, The LuLu Lemon Sharks, Oriental Sweetlips & the Smoking Hot Men, and Charlie’s Angelfish.
Team El Fuego was in the lead for the physical part of the race, however, team Oriental Sweetlips & the Smoking Hot Men won the fundraising race by bringing in the largest donation amount of £240.00. In the end, everyone was winners when it was announced we raised a total of $850.00 or £560.00, surpassing our goal by 25%!
A portion of the funds will be going towards installing a solar panel system at the Children's Home. The system will help to reduce electricity bills, which in turn will allow for more money to be redirected towards the children.
Thank you for your continued support on this project!
All the best
Battling it our at The Amazine Race!