Over the years many people have taken part in various charity events to raise funds for the Ecuador Charity. Here are three recent events:
- In May of this year, Andrew Duffy, Sharon McNamara and myself took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Andrew and Sharon ran the 10K while I went a little further and did the full 26.2 miles. All of this involved quite a bit of training – early mornings and late night runs – but in the end taking part with thousands of people through the streets of Edinburgh made it all the more worthwhile. People responded to this in a very generous way, eventually raising over £8,800!! Many thanks to all who supported this effort!
An unknown friend, Jordi Villegas, contacted the charity to say that he was climbing Mont Blanc to raise funds for the charity. Jordi is a Spaniard who is married to a girl form Guayaquil. She had heard of the work of Adela and the teachers at Sagrada Familia School and wanted to support the school in whatever way was possible. Although Jordi works in Hong Kong, he managed to make the journey to Western Europe’s highest mountain. A fitness fanatic, he took part in a large team effort to climb the 15,782ft. mountain. Health worries prevented him from actually reaching the summit but he is very glad that his friends and family supported him so well. He managed to raise over £1,400 for the Ecuador Charity. Muchas Gracias, amigo!
- In September Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, East Kilbride organised a Sponsored Walk around the James Hamilton Heritage Park. This is becoming something of an annual event with everyone from children in prams to older parishioners making the effort for the Ecuador Charity. Many thanks therefore go to Fr. William Nolan and his parishioners.
Read the full Christmas 2013 Newsletter here:
A4 Newsletter Christmas 2013