So, as the fundraising challenge keeps on going my £1500 fundraising appears minimal in comparison to the feat that GB Gold Medalist Adam Peaty and Head Coach Mel Marshall are facing. 50 hours of sport in just 5 days to raise £50,000…. INCREDIBLE!
Joining them, Gareth Southgate the current England Football Manager helped to launch the campaign at Loughborough, a couple of weeks ago. The launch video can be seen below;
“The campaign seeks to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children. Mel Marshall, who is a patron for the Perfect Day Foundation, the charity who support the initiative, will lead a group heading to Zambia in August with the aim of raising £50,000 for 50 hours of sport. With the support of Peaty and his fellow athletes the team will undertake 10 hours of sport per day for five days at five different locations in Lusaka and the surrounding communities. They will be joined by 100’s of young Zambians from four of the most deprived communities in Lusaka, where poverty, HIV, domestic and gender based violence, teenage pregnancy and homelessness are rife.”
Full details: http://www.theperfectdayfoundation.org/
(Loughborough Volunteer Zambia group 2017, the whole team except me, as at this point I was still slaving away at my dissertation, absolutely devastated to miss the opportunity to meet these incredible athletes and fellow fundraisers!)