Max's trip to The Gambia
I am climbing 11,282 feet up the Three Peaks to raise money to provide education and healthcare in The Gambia, one of Africa’s poorest nations. Please consider making a small donation.
A group of Scouts from Crystal Palace are travelling to The Gambia in February 2019. We are paying for our own flights and accommodation so all the money we raise goes to help other people.The charity is called the Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE). They believe that education, health care and living sustainably are the way to help Gambians make a better future for themselves. They help people to help themselves, not just giving them hand-outs.There is a Scout troop in The Gambia and scouts from Crystal Palace go to help out every three years. In between these visits we stay in touch and send them medicines and equipment. When we get to The Gambia we will be helping with lots of things including building a new classroom – including making the actual building blocks by hand!
So far I’ve been doing lots of things to raise money like washing cars and weeding my neighbour's garden.My big challenge – climbing the three highest mountains in the UK – 11,282 feet in total. Now my big fundraising challenge is to climb the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. These are:·
Scafell Pike, in England 3209 ft (978m)·
Snowdon, in Wales
3560 ft (1085m)·
Ben Nevis, in Scotland 4413 ft (1345m)I will be climbing these in the school holidays, accompanied by my dad. I’ll take a photo at the top of each mountain wearing my Scout scarf to prove I do make it to the top - and I'll add these pictures to my page.Please consider making a small donation – lots of little ones add up to a big one.
Thank you very muchMax
More information below and on the charity’s website https://www.wyce.org.uk/about
The Gambia is Africa's smallest nation, and one of its poorest.
WYCE has been operating in The Gambia since 2001. Over the years, what started as a single nursery class to support children’s learning and development has been slowly evolving and growing. We now provide education (in partnership with the Gambian Government) – and a hot meal - for more than 600 children each day, a primary health care clinic and emergency hospital transfer service, skills training and livelihoods for the local community.
In The Gambia,
WYCE is run by Gambians, for Gambians.
WYCE is a UK-registered charity (No. 1089167) and Gambian-registered NGO (A78).