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Arctic 2 Africa's fundraising page

1 team member

Challenge complete

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

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]On 29th May 2013 a team of 6 cyclists set off on a trip that would take them from Nordkapp, Norway, 450 miles deep in to the Arctic Circle, to Ghana, Africa, covering a total of 5000 miles in under 2.5 months. [/p][p]4 core members will complete the whole ride, Ashley Middlewick, Tom Smith, Michelle Cassell and Chris Thomas. Mark Watson has ridden many of the stages with the team and Kinza Mason (Chairwoman of RHF) cycled from Nordkapp to Stockholm (1260 miles) and will rejoin the team in Ghana for the final stage up to the Orphanage in August. [/p][p]So far the team have ridden through Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Gibraltar and are currently in Morocco. The boys are now taking on the additional challenge of cycling 1000 miles within the Sahara Desert to Dakhla, Western Sahara. After this point the countries become too dangerous and so the team will fly to Accra, Ghana. [/p][p]Once in Ghana the team are hoping to be joined by one of RHFs scholarship students, Jones Adzayao, and together they will cycle the 180 miles to Santrokofi. The trip will culminate with the cyclists joining with other volunteers to run a 2 week summer school and assist with building projects in the schools and orphanage. [/p][p][/p][p]You can follow the teams progress here:[/p][p]Facebook: Arctic 2 Africa[/p][p]Michelles blog: [url=http://blogforpoverty.wordpress.com/]http://blogforpoverty.wordpress.com/[/url][/p][p]Tom and Chris's video blog:[url=http://arctic2africa.blogspot.com.es/?m=1]http://arctic2africa.blogspot.com.es/?m=1[/url][/p][p]Ashs blog: [url=http://arctictoafricaunofficial.blogspot.co.uk/]http://arctictoafricaunofficial.blogspot.co.uk/[/url][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

10 Aug 2013


Raising Hope Foundation

Raising Hope Foundation



Sarah and Andy

Well done Tom! Great work.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jo & Darren

Well done!



Gill, Dave, Mark and Graeme

What a fantastic achievement Ashley and your friends. You've all put in so much effort and should be so proud of yourselves.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Peter & Jacey

Well done Tom and we hope you achieve your goal.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sue Smith

Thank you to Jane&Malcolm,Robert&Wendy,Derek&Iris, Veronica&Paul,Bill,Sue&Maisie for their very kind donations at Sue's Surprise Party.



Tom's mum's family and friends.

We are extremely grateful for the generosity from everyone who donated during Sue's birthday party yesterday. A big thank you to all.






Andy & Elaine

Well done guys - a fantastic achievement!

£260.00 plus £65.00 Gift Aid


Alf and Janet

Well done and be proud

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


unty Carolxxx

well done Tom and friends!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Kinza Mason

Kinza Mason