Tuesday, 15 April 2014

3 walkers 27 miles 4 Rwanda

Making a change from running and cycling, something a bit more sedate, but every bit as challenging - walking 27 miles for Rwanda. Three supporters of Shyira Trust will be embarking on their challenge on Saturday 26th April. They will be walking in the Lake District, from just outside Keswick, via Grasmere, Elterwater and Coniston to Lowick.

From their fund-raising website:

Walking in the Lake District for RwandaThree of us will be walking 27 miles to raise money to help to extend/rebuild the maternity hospital in Shyira. Ten years ago, the maternity building was replaced and two midwives trained. The result has been a dramatic reduction in the death rates of both mothers and babies. It's an inspiring story, check out the website, however more needs to be done. Now the maternity hospital is overcrowded as more and more people want to benefit from the expertise and dedication of the staff and the building has to be extended or rebuilt to maintain safe conditions. All the money raised will go to the maternity hospital.

You don't have to be around the people from Shyira Trust for long to feel like you would walk over hot coals for this project but we just have to walk 27 miles and with your support we will make a difference. Thanks!

And you don't have to walk 27 miles to make a difference to the lives of women and children in Rwanda, you don't even have to move away from the computer!

Just go to their website and make a donation, big or small.

Every penny raised by Shyira Trust, plus Gift Aid, goes direct to the project in Rwanda - no wages, no rents, no overheads, just 100% commitment to support Safe Motherhood and Maternal Health projects in Rwanda.

Good luck Jackie and the rest of the team