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Goodfellows raise money to feed children in Malawi…

June 20th 2013
By: Melanie
Goodfellows raise money to feed children in Malawi…

Joshua Sanger from Goodfellows and his team Martin Wainwright, Adam Hansen, Dave Male, James Wakefield, Shaun Paget, Tim Styles, Seb Crutch, Sam Sanger, Neil Ambler, Alan Minister, Brendan Wilson and their support team: Nick Trueman, Dave Trueman, Ken Thomas-Steer and Gerry Rashbrook rode from London to Paris this month to raise money to feed children in rural Malawi.

The challenge was to complete the 420km journey in less than 24 hours. They started at Marble Arch and after a gruelling ride they arrived at the Arc de Triomphe with half an hour to spare. The bike ride went very smoothly, apart from them being stopped by traffic police in Paris, as they were concerned about their safety on French roads. They climbed about 4km and expended about 15,000 calories between them - not bad for a day’s work.

The team took up the challenge after discovering that it costs just £44,000 to build a school kitchen and feed 1,600 Malawi students for 3 years, so inspired by this, the team set off to raise enough money to fund the project for a year. They have managed to raise £15,000.

The charity is run by a group of trustees so all money raised will go straight to the charity, if you would like to find out more about helping children in Malawi please visit their website @http://www.hope4malawi.org/projects/#food or if you would like to make a donation please visit their giving page @ http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/hope4malawi-l2p