Over the last couple of months, a few of our amazing supporters have taken on extraordinary challenges to raise nearly £3,000 for Open Arms Malawi!
Here's the story of some incredible people who have quite literally gone the extra mile for vulnerable children in Malawi.
Why did you choose to fundraise for Open Arms?
"It's something that’s very close to family and also nice to contribute towards the Watson Malawi Partnership. I find the stories that the fundraising goes towards inspiring and great to make a difference."
What were the hardest/best moments?
"Going down after the third Munro (a mountain at least 3000ft/914m high) and knowing there was one more to climb whilst the legs were starting to fail..."
Is there another challenge you’d like to conquer next?
"Excellent question, nothing booked at the moment but potentially another trail run next year or hopefully the London marathon one day!"
Also in September, five incredible woman took on half marathons in aid of Open Arms.
Florence (pictured above) ran The Big Half in London - inspired to support Open Arms after volunteering at the Infant Homes a few years ago and Annie, Sarah, Claire and long time supporter Bev all took part in the Great North Run.
Between them, they raised over £2,000!
We know squeezing in training on top of your busy lives is anything but easy - not to mention fundraising as well! We are so inspired and grateful by the lengths you all went to to make a difference in the lives of the children at Open Arms.
Bev not only took on the challenge of training for and competing in the Great North Run, but she went to the trouble of crocheting a beautiful blanket and baking cupcakes to offer as a prize for anyone who bought a raffle ticket - with all proceeds from the raffle going to Open Arms. Great idea Bev and what a multi-talented person you are!
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