Back in March this year we introduced you to Hugh Barnett, who after having a serious chat with his doctor seven years back, started a demanding fitness programme and lost 6 1/2 stone. Not only this but Hugh decided to use his new found fitness to raise money for our projects by entering the 2011 London Triathlon.
Last Sunday in the 25 degree heat, Hugh finished the triathlon in 4 hours 11 minutes raising £329 so far for Children on the Edge. This was no mean feat. Hugh swam 1500 metres, cycled 24 miles and completed a 6 mile run.
We’d like to congratulate Hugh on this incredible achievement and thank him for choosing us to be the beneficiaries of his success. What Hugh has raised will pay for more than a year’s rent at one of our Apartment Schools for refugee children in Malaysia.
Without the schools these children have no access to education. Many end up begging, working on construction sites or as rubbish collectors. Thanks to supporters like Hugh over 500 children are receiving an education. They are learning Maths, English and Science rather than fending for themselves on the streets.
You can still donate to Hugh’s fundraising target, or if he has inspired you to take on a challenge to raise money for our projects then get in touch!