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24-hour Summer Solstice Walk across Leicestershire

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Mary Ann Lund

We're raising money to support the resettlement of a refugee family from Syria to Leicestershire

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Colleagues from the School of Arts, University of Leicester are undertaking the challenge of walking for 24 hours  across Leicestershire this midsummer.
We're raising money for South Leicestershire Community Sponsorship (Mary Ann and Scott are on the organising committee). This project aims to support, welcome, and resettle a refugee family fleeing the conflict in Syria. With your help, we can enable a family to come and live in South Leicestershire through this pioneering new national scheme.
All the money raised will go towards the costs both big and small of resettling a refugee family in the UK: everything from paying interpreters and providing airport transfers to providing a welcome basket of food. As part of our application through the Home Office for Community Sponsorship, SLCS needs to raise a total of £9000.
South Leicestershire Community Sponsorship is in partnership with the Salvation Army South Leicester, our sponsoring charity. All the money raised will be ringfenced by the Salvation Army for our Community Sponsorship scheme. 
Thank you! Mary Ann, Scott, Mark, and Martín.

Event details

24-hour Summer Solstice walk

We're walking for 24 hours across Leicestershire at midsummer, starting at Leicester Cathedral at 6pm on 20th. First we'll head northwards through the night, and will aim to see the dawn in at Old John in Bradgate Park. Then we'll head back towards Leicester, dropping in to see our friends at the University of Leicester  in the morning, before heading south across country. We'll reach our destination, the Old Grammar School in Market Harborough, at 6pm on the 21st. We hope someone will have a cup of tea ready for us!

Event date

20-June-2018 18:00  - 
21-June-2018 18:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Donation by Steve Rooney
on 03-07-2018
Well done!
Donation by Karen
on 29-06-2018
£2.50 gift aid
A kind donation from our colleague Paul J. Also, £2 from a man who came up to us during breakfast at McDonalds at Redhill roundabout, halfway through the walk. We told him what we were up to, and he gave us money! :-)
Donation by Paul Jenkins and a mystery bloke at McDonalds
on 29-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Huge congratulations!
Donation by Alexandra
on 28-06-2018
£6.75 gift aid
Fantastic work, all of you: I'm sorry to have missed this. xx
Donation by Paula
on 28-06-2018
£3.50 gift aid
Well done Mary Ann, sounds like a great cause!
Donation by Charlotte Sillence
on 27-06-2018
£3.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Special thanks to Salman (my favourite taxi driver), who drove me from the Uni to the Cathedral to start the Walk. When I told him why we were doing it, he decided not to charge me and instead donate the fare. Salman, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Donation by Salman
on 25-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Gretel
on 25-06-2018
£3.50 gift aid
Well done Mary-Ann!
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-06-2018
£6.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,630.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,630.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,994.00

Donations closed

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