This Sunday saw the inaugral fundraising “Walk for Malawi” in aid of our project partner Joshua Orphan and Community Care. Quest’s Sarah & Heather took up the challenge joined by Tom Faith and conquered a mammoth 23mile round trip across the South Downs Way to and from Eastbourne.
Starting from a pub in Eastbourne at 8.50, the fearless threesome walked the 8 1/2
miles to Alfriston cross country, spotting numerous
Lycra clad comedy hat wearing people along the way, making them feel slightly less
conspicuous in their bright orange Joshua shirts.
The classic walkers treat of a hot sausage roll boosted their energy reserves and took them through to beautiful Cuckmere Haven and the stunning Seven Sisters Country Park. Lunch atop Sister number 1 with a lovely view across the chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast gave them a few minutes to leave a little piece of Joshua behind in chalk.
The Seven Sisters mean seven guaranteed hills…apart from the hills that don’t seem to count….so 14 sisters later the intrepid trio made it to Beachy Head, the official end of the walk. After ignoring Eddie Izzard (who watched them take the above photo with a some confusion) and focussing on the snack of the day, the Mini Roll, instead the three decided to walk the 3 miles back to the car park in Eastbourne.
But why did they put themselves through such torment? Well, in order to
raise funds to help send children in Malawi to school – find out more here.
If you would like to donate to their epic journey, please do, it will make Heathers blisters (which were bigger than her toes), Sarah’s dodgy hip & Tom’s bust knee seem worth it!
Thank you to one and all involved in the day.
Find out more about our work with Joshua in Malawi.Or why not join one of our teams out in Malawi next year to see first hand the difference Joshua makes!