Tom Batchelor

Tom Batchelor

200km Singapore ride... on folding bikes

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Starting on 1st April 2021, Atlas Foundation supporters are going to attempt to virtually run, cycle, swim and walk the distance from London to Cape Town, in order to raise funds to build an Atlas DigiBus for children in the townships of KwaZulu-Natal.[/p][p]In KwaZulu-Natal, many children live in extreme poverty, with little access to food, clean sanitation or any decent education. Most of the children have never seen a laptop before. They learn out of old, worn out textbooks, read from black-boards and sit on splintered desks or the floor throughout lessons. [/p][p]Atlas’s DigiBus project takes old buses, and transforms them into mobile, digital classrooms, that work to improve education opportunities for children in the developing world. [/p][p]Fitted with everything from laptops, screens and Wi-Fi, to anti-viral misting systems and CCTV cameras, the DigiBus makes a safe and inspiring place for children to learn skills that are advantageous in today's economy.[/p][p][b]In supporting the delivery of a DigiBus to these children in South Africa, you could give as many as 10,000 children, in 11 schools, across 2 townships the opportunity to get hands-on experience with computers and digital learning every week.[/b] [/p][p]In 2020, Atlas delivered a DigiBus to children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. After witnessing the remarkable benefits this first DigiBus has made to the lives of thousands of children in Nairobi, Atlas would like to deliver a similar level of opportunity to children in KwaZulu-Natal.[/p][p]Every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.[/p][p][br][/p][p]As part of this challenge, along with 2 friends, I will be attempting to battle the Singapore heat and humidity to [b]cycle 200km around the country in just 1 day - April 7th[/b]. To make things a bit more interesting and challenging, we'll be doing the ride on [b]Brompton folding bikes[/b]![/p][p][br][/p][p]The Atlas Foundation is an incredible charity committed to helping disadvantaged children in some of the world's poorest countries through [b]education[/b] and the [b]power of rugby[/b]. I'm delighted to take on this challenge to help fund this amazing initiative, but also in support of all of the work done over the past 24 months by my dear friend Ben Nicholson and for the love of Anita, Annabel and Alex in whose memory we hope to continue to come together to make the world a better place. [/p]

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Supporters


Apr 12, 2021

Charles Claxton

Great cause!

£30.00


Apr 12, 2021

Anonymous

Well done Tom, such an amazing achievement for a great cause. Love The Thornes x

£30.00


Apr 8, 2021

Anonymous

Well done for completing the ride!


Apr 8, 2021

Anonymous

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Apr 8, 2021

Lynz

Awesome job Tom! Well done!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 8, 2021

Sandy

Awesome effort

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 5, 2021

Pete and Elaine

Great cause - go for it Big Boy

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 4, 2021

Jane Silverman

Best of luck Tom. Rather you than me!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 4, 2021

Martells

Go Tom! Great challenge great bikes great cause! Love Martells xxx

£30.00


Apr 3, 2021

Mum and BT

Have a great ride and enjoy the swim (and beers??) at the end xx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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