TRAINS, BIKES, HIKING BOOTS AND HAIRCUTS

6th June 2013

This last week has seen a charity bonanza with Adventist church members right across the British Isles raising thousands of pounds for charity.

BIKING CHALLENGE:  STOP London to Paris - finishBeing a grandfather in no way discouraged Kish Poddar from joining with John Cooper in a 261 mile bike ride from London to Paris to raise funds for STOP International.  They are both trustees of the charity, and by the time they reached the Eiffel Tower had raised over £3,000.  Read the full story on the Adventist Church website.

One of Scotland's best scenic routes was the venue for a 10 mile ADRA CHALLENGE WALK on Sunday, 2 June.  Bert Smit, ADRA-UK Director, his wife Simone, and Bernie Holford, Scottish Mission President, joined 27 other church members on the 10 mile circular walk from the Firth of Forth esplanade through Cramonside, the Dalmeny Estate and Lauriston Castle.  They raised over £2,000 in sponsorship.  A video, pictures and a full report can be found on the Adventist Church website.

Collet shaves headHAIR SHAVE FOR CANCER:  Collet Prince had the hair cut of her life on Friday, 31 May as she chose to shave her head in support of a breast cancer charity.  Corporal Prince, 35, a member of Willesden church, decided to go for the big chop as she said it was a fitting tribute to some of her loved ones who have lost their hair because of cancer. She aims to raise £3,000 for Cancerkin.

IMG_4087Meanwhile, a team of FOUR INTREPID TRAIN LOVERS hit the London Underground, visiting 269 stations, travelling 250 miles and taking 58 trains, all in less than 24 hours.  The team took up the underground challenge both to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground and to raise funds for ADRA.  So far they have raised over £1,000, some of it from London commuters intrigued by what they were attempting.  They confess that they do not want to see the inside of another underground train for quite some time!

Have you been involved in a charity enterprise?  Have you got good news to share?  Submit your story and share the joy of giving.

[Victor Hulbert]


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