Teens to walk 100 miles across the South Downs for Tanzania

Poppy Maunder, Tara Williams and Megan Speers from Farlington School are walking 100 Miles across the South Downs in just 4 days to raise money for their community service project in Tanzania.

Tuesday, 20th May 2014, 11:37 am
Poppy Maunder, Tara Williams and Megan Speers SUS-140513-113520001

The three teenagers will be walking the South Downs Way from Winchester to Eastbourne whilst camping each night and carrying their equipment.

The 100 miles is very symbolic because it is the overall average a family of five in Tanzania will walk everyday for their various needs.

This is a huge challenge; the cumulative ascent is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. They are planning to walk an average of 25 miles a day, pitching up tents to appreciate a more basic lifestyle.

They came up with this by themselves, determined to do something difficult to gain sponsorship: “If it’s too easy, it’s not worth sponsoring us,” said the girls.

All three have been training for many weeks now, often walking the 10 miles home from school and going out for much longer walks on weekends too.

The Tanzania trip is a hugely worthwhile experience and a fantastic opportunity for the girls.

They will see a little of the country but the main focus of the trip is to help in a community project for a local village. We often take for granted what is always available to us. Help them make their people of Tanzania live happier and healthier lives by sponsoring these young, caring and courageous girls.

If you would like to sponsor the girls or offer support please contact them via:

Either [email protected] visit our website: www.gofundme.com/100


Report and picture contributed by Poppy Maunder.