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Rob Booth

Bangor to Bristol Cycle Challenge 2019

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

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Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I'm excited to be doing this challenge: 220+ hilly miles in 4 days. I love cycling ('though I'm daunted by the Welsh mountains and not nearly as fit as I need to be) and I love Temwa. I've been managing director of Temwa from May 2018 until June 2019 - a maternity cover role that has given me a unique insight into both the charity and northern Malawi where Temwa works. It's a poor and rural area in one of the poorest countries in the world - a country lacking natural resources and infrastructure, and beset with governance problems, appalling levels of HIV and too many people scratching a living off too little land.[/p][p]Temwa has a holistic approach to working with communities. It aims to support local governance whilst delivering community led initiatives that might tackle interlinked problems of health, education and poverty. Such programmes might include agriculture skills, reversing devastating deforestation, HIV awareness, supplying water filters (to dramatically reduce cholera outbreaks) and/or supporting primary and secondary education through facilities, resources and even bursaries for the most disadvantaged.[/p][p]Below is a photo I took last year at an HIV/Aids awareness group of children singing and dancing. Very basic facilities but such amazing energy![/p][p][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/s17_BFr-c4ZyZQkm8_89tF35zaINbvDWSGBZ7nyatprcoV2h41umY3tlSXWx1XRBGOv7HZndGKNEXisQVYFiBgSZwGCvrpaRaSObOGMNEkuZeZvyU6vspv5MlkH0-bD05ZCj2GZw2yz4k_firTrhg9PahYJWzp7jWf4FfAJrpJObd0C1ciXX8U4ppASXzs9_hrhXn8BBBsKb_A_wqXQtAxChCu1fMtohdKrca-x5XbytESLEdYsc7_AZSfIDLanbsYe3cLbSQ4o5Dj_i7mtLAHF6lcjDzkJ0TeF11Z9puDJFRRZdS9hPqou7tLkLIpivIwo0NJFmvzWNQbXyoTShVhD5iUxX88WR0eXuhEwkLj_qGif-vPq6MskxQxjH193UiGnAYDjQW5dweUqZqoPHzenp5YsbUKgSV8Sf_urfEoOTzI6TNZj4fiaELzrU7fz1Y6GHPkWyLLgmYJdF_OEED0cnclsfMDpiqJNB76uXnqlRYS_GolJzy-09OUAsqzJ4JnbXx1oWDU0pWJqK8MIymiHiho5-GlGAmfxJysNLfT2qUKooty-tXsy5ujXg_ZwWCIPD7bFrvqBSEH_DeRLfleBW3PTgHjJwqOHurCNPHPvr0xWwumMJJxbpCEWvdX0r3zcAf7yjzPbTok0-pexi9VOVwCFWcA4=w1471-h827-no[/img][/p][p]And here's the library in Usisya - paid for and built by Temwa. For some it's a place to check the newspapers whilst for others it might be the only practical place to study for school exams.[/p][p][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/isDxpc3MzOn5kb1E3ueGdfs_osPLsNZUXb7dys8HMqIp60IVxY7r0ztXVzw_RC0jdX2eC5FovOSdWiJa4zFQcMGoN4mzkcHBNx4eS93EGqWALr7tKiAUvNReEzdk2FD5NRZv1W798w71xZ-MLs1ae9HF3m1ITeQtlYnOA7qQqQDwslZ05kmll7vyq1aPbd5lHdSO4jiBG6UOcXz2Dlfmz1CIrIm0HPx4SwDUaHPtrTZamKTnBJtttaV3PwPa-zYFVyTJxAfbRXv25xlEIGl1obAiA2dIzc84NN9RoR3hpyAtnsm4iqrWZj0NCHkkaRP5LaWHQvsjaxEQwNv_UMOyK2lx-mstWQSOaTLjGj3uz0trk6l7Arz5NK4_P_JvRMa0TtG1WOxTEuN51GY4LbOwHeSadJr6XZrbcrcuvSNZPG6XOetIGWrQy7_zApK-lbOL64-ElQGcrOi7s_1_s84SQoDAv3mOCLcvxXjStTAEIoat6hMoyWewfc8FjdBsr4v8pn44lcJKrs9jMkwyqOyZAZjg1e9EdyN4lWMIK_ZalRFcE9SFu5zWhtRb3RjjTv8BnRFJG4dPRUEw2kpqZoPkRgQU-X7dTosycWynNb_o2MIUuS9SFuV8s2FLFnHTYPdqonCI4Q3mCa9sPrME45ipN9MM6QZTsxI=w1471-h827-no[/img][/p][p]And finally a mixed agro-forestry project delivering both more secure livelihoods and training local farmers in different crops and techniques. [/p][p][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6UqHPmd-HVn1ILpl8iI_T9Gk_wXCyCc0GPL8t_xjnd2IV0xrnF--ULONn4g3Sa9AkdRPaXxIa5Stg7LIc9HBZT1Zhhwpt0O9e-FizIHa59KDLiGCyijgjYVCKnnu2SLTqLBlKqvO249pHXMfYLWDOcWl_Y_urpoPpKACiYqTLkZrU5Xw7K7T8qIGA64VESYgsT7do27w0Qih8EQcaDGcxJ25M_G9TRGk0oo6jQGORl3m-jRk6Cts10Vze1IgeHzyVQauew-KQhX_eS6lMD-dvhwC60gvtETp_qc57arNhL3_vuLnvQfvocJbGdsR01aBGbKdOcGA46LcTFo35PX0QbfdTwhZpfPwp-wYRuLAqhkkCf-dtFMmEGTARAyV9_d_nRtYGyQodJJ_ioYCfpp0LdmajrxJOv7b2wzVNLSu1nSZPbjjaK6AGYDH-XPzmWbdPb_krqAFru78-2dKqSI1b8s1mXN45VwMNR_Zy9cX0X95kg6kdG0VurtAx9myX1o5Znu4bVVcUjYS4zlVebJNzTc6SpTBAcw_dWMxbrEUNqgx3vjg-g0Mwlgadf8h5XhbCJ6ceuTsx3y5tAqXAvviYaR40zGxTlILiiaiGT2bM-D3IhsTDvddVu3VecmoJLbQNth-OW4hSbJvpxnmnCd3VTHiBCKnYp4=w1471-h827-no[/img][/p][p]All Temwa's work is delivered on the ground by our team of Malawian staff based in Mzuzu. Our job in the UK is to support them! Please help by supporting my cycling challenge - the more the better![/p][p]Just so you know:[/p][p]£156 provides a child with 1 year of secondary school education;[/p][p]£100 provides 20 people with a water filter to have clean water for 3 years;[/p][p]£50 equips a lead farmer to support their community and train other local farmers;[/p][p]£25 plants 50 trees;[/p][p]£10 Equips a peer educator for 1 month to provide HIV support and education.[/p][p]Thank you to everyone for encouragement, good wishes and financial support![/p][p]Rob[/p]
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Sep 27, 2019

Emma Parkin

Still cycling after all these years! Impressed by the huge effort and huge hills you have climbed. Sorry I am such a wimp but I was willing you on from the comfort of my sofa. Well done!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2019


Congratulations Rob!

Sep 13, 2019

Jo Hook

Go Rob! I hope the cycle is going as well as it can. I wish I could sponsor you 10 times this amount as a way of saying thank you so much for everything that you have done. See you at the finis line! Jo

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2019


Go Rob!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

Steve and Anoushka

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

Perks Family

Good luck Rob. What an excellent cause. X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

The Rices

Hope it goes really well with love from the Rices

Sep 8, 2019

James and Nicky Stevenson

Praying for nice weather!!

Sep 8, 2019


Dear Rob, best of luck with your Bangor to Bristol cycling adventure (is it too late to get an electric bike?!). Perhaps fuel yourself with a few welsh cakes & you’ll be alright ! BIG love, Fliss & Anne xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2019

Jen Arnstein

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid