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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 £ 2000.00 target

£ 1792.56

Including Gift Aid: £ 2078.23
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



15 November 2019

Well done Jamie and Sophie, this is an excellent cause and demonstrates social justice in action. You are an inspiration!

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


27 September 2019

Well done, brilliant work!

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid


21 September 2019

Well done!

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


14 September 2019

Well done guys, amazing achievement!

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


14 September 2019

Well done you two lovely people. Great achievement for a great cause. All the best James

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


12 September 2019

Well done Jamie and Sophie! You're Superstars!!!

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


05 September 2019

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


04 September 2019


£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


03 September 2019

Well done!

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


02 September 2019

Keeeeeep peddaling :-)

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid

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