The Long Shot. 2000 miles for People & Gardens

by Andrew Blackburn in St. Eval, England, United Kingdom

The Long Shot. 2000 miles for People & Gardens
We did it
On 29th October 2019 we successfully raised £1,065 with 30 supporters in 55 days

To support the People and Gardens team take vulnerable adults on the trip of a lifetime to support families affected by HIV in South Africa.

by Andrew Blackburn in St. Eval, England, United Kingdom

People and Gardens was established in 1997 to assist people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to develop work and social skills to enable them to take control over their own lives.

They are hoping to take a group of vulnerable people with learning disabilities to Durban, South Africa, to volunteer at The Genesis Project, which supports the local community which has been affected by HIV/Aids. 49% of the families have lost one or both parents.

The visit will be life changing, improve the education of those the group support, broaden their understanding of the wider world, and enhance the commitment to social responsibility and ‘looking after each other’ which underpins the values of People and Gardens.

The cost for 10 people is approximately £18,000. This covers flights, accommodation, food, hire of mini bus and driver, plus internal UK travel and accommodation on route.

We still need to raise £8,000.

I plan on riding over 2000 miles from Roscoff to Sagres to support the cause. No expensive bikes or kit, no support vehicle or motels. Just me, a second hand bike and a lot of jelly babies.

If you can help, please dig deep and donate as much as you can.

You can follow the bike build, preparation and trip on Instagram; just search for jandyshalburn


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