Last weekend twelve members of Stanton House tackled the London to Brighton 100km, raising enough money for EducAid to provide an education, food and medical care for 31 vulnerable young Sierra Leoneans for an entire year.
At 100 km, 62.2 miles or the equivalent of completing the London Marathon 2.37 times, the team set off unsupported from Richmond on the 12th August expecting the challenge to be tough, rewarding, and hopefully achievable. Moving along the River Thames to Kingston, a semi-urban stretch was followed by the picturesque views from the North Downs before tackling the Surrey & Sussex countryside. A final push up the South Downs was wrapped up with a photo finish at Brighton pier.
Stanton House Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer Nick Eaves shared his experience -
"What a challenge. I learnt that my feet were not prepared for over 19 hours of walking over two days! In the most painful moments, however, just thinking about the lives we are impacting in Sierra Leone, through the wonderful work of EducAid, got me through it. That and the amazing team of people I had the pleasure of sharing the ordeal with."
Meg Appleby - Business Support, provided her own thoughts -
"London to Brighton was the most difficult yet rewarding challenge of my life. However, I had such an amazing two days and I couldn't have asked to share it with a better bunch of people. To know that our challenge will provide an education for more than 30 children makes losing a toe nail and my 13 blisters all worth it!"
You can still donate to individual team members by visiting our team page or donate to the team by visiting our team donations page. Every donation really will help EducAid change the life of a young Sierra Leonean.