***UPDATE: Adrian and Mark completed their UK epic challenge and raised a whopping £5,773 for Maternity Worldwide! Thank you both so much!***
This August, Maternity Worldwide Chair Adrian Brown and long term supporter Mark Booth are taking on an extraordinary fundraising challenge!
Adrian co-founded Maternity Worldwide in 2002 and him and Mark are best friends. They have decided to cycle the full length of the United Kingdom to raise vital awareness and funds for the life saving work Maternity Worldwide does! They will be cycling 1,400 miles in total from the very north of Shetland, through Orkney then from John O’Groats to Land’s End and finally on to the Scilly Isles.
The challenge doesn’t stop there – on the way, they will also be climbing the highest points in each set of islands and countries! They will be tackling Rhona’s Hill in Shetland, Hoy in Orkney, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, Mount Snowdon in Wales and a little bump in the Scilly Isles!
Adrian says ahead of the event;
“Despite the huge challenge ahead, completing it will be such an achievement for me and knowing that what I raise will be helping mothers to give birth safely – it makes it all worthwhile.”
They will set off Friday11th August and aim to complete this brilliant fundraiser in just over 3 weeks! We look forward to following Adrian and Mark’s journey along the way with written updates, photos and video clips to see how they are getting on – watch this space!
If you would like to support Adrian and Mark during this challenge event please visit their JustGiving page here – you can make a donation and send them a message of encouragement. It costs, on average, just £15 to sponsor a safe birth for a mother in Africa, £80 will sponsor a month of midwifery training and £130 will buy a bicycle for a healthcare worker to enable them to provide essential maternal healthcare to women in rural and remote villages. Any amount you can give, big or small, will help to make a huge difference.
A special thank you to the generous team at Clarus Wealth Ltd who have very kindly sponsored the customised cycling jerseys for this fundraising event. Clarus Wealth Ltd are based in Woking, Surrey and offer Financial Advice to a range of individuals and companies. To find out more about their work please visit website here.