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Lakes to Lakes 1,000 mile cycle ride

English Lakes to Italian Lakes

Sophie Hodge | 18 June 2021

Raised out of £ 1500.00 target

£ 1484.66

Including Gift Aid: £ 1719.36
Raised offline: £ 0.00

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In August Jamie and I are cycling over 1,000 miles from our home in the English Lake District to Lake Garda, Italy, in order to raise funds to buy school desks for Dedza Primary School in Malawi.

At Easter Jamie and I had the privilege of returning to Dedza, Malawi, in order to see the fantastic work Orfund are doing to support children there who have lost parents.

As part of the trip we visited the school the children attend, and saw the fantastic difference Orfund's new classroom block was making to over 200 children in the reception year at school. However, many of the other classrooms in the school had no desks in at all.

In Malawi only 25% of children graduate from primary school to secondary school. Lack of basic school equipment is a real barrier to effective learning. Jamie and I would like to help change that for the children of Dedza Primary School, by raising funds to provide new desks.

Any amount you can give will make a huge difference - thank you! :-D 

Orfund, School Desks for Dedza Primary School

Orfund is a charity based in Poole, Dorset helping to meet the needs of children and young people in Dedza in southern Malawi who have no parents - or only one parent or relative who is unable to care for them through poor health or age.

Orfund currently supports 28 children who live at the Molima Family Home. 

We support a number of former residents who are undertaking apprenticeships or in further education to ensure that they acquire the skills they need to live independently as adults.

We also help the primary schools attended by children from Molima, because it's important that children receive the education they need to help them in later life.

We are grateful to all those who help us through sponsoring a child, regular donations or one-off gifts. They enable us to make sure there are sufficient funds each month for the children who live at Molima to have food, clothing, bedding, toiletries, running water, education and training, visits by a nurse and anything else which they need.

Registered Charity No.289546

Recent Donations



22 August 2019

Well done!

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


21 August 2019

Good luck

£ 10.00


21 August 2019

Well done Sophie

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


21 August 2019

Hi there Another chum from the University of Cumbria. Great work you are doing. Keep going - you are doing fabulously! Karen Chubb, UoC

£ 15.00

+ £ 3.75 Gift Aid


19 August 2019

Sending support from Penrith! Money raised from PMC coffees

£ 43.00


19 August 2019

Enjoy the pedalling - fantastic work

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid


17 August 2019

Keep peddling both! What an amazing thing to do!

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


16 August 2019

Hope the saddles are still comfy!

£ 150.00

+ £ 37.50 Gift Aid


16 August 2019

Good luck Jamie Bravissimo Nicoletta & Dino

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


16 August 2019

good luck Jamie and Sophie x

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid

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