Walking 100km for RIPPLE Africa

Monday, 16 June 2014

Kate Rollings and two friends took part in the London2Brighton Challenge on 24/25 May 2014, walking 100km through the night from London to Brighton. Kate raised over £1,500 for RIPPLE Africa’s fuel-efficient cookstove project, and this is what she wrote about her experience:

“It was certainly a CRAZY challenge to say the least!! Weather was a mixture but it was a great experience – the hardest thing I’ve ever done, by far! I’m just so over-the-moon at the support we received – people have been unbelievably generous, and it has certainly inspired me to do something like this again. I’ve never seen so many blisters – my team-mates’ feet were a real sight at the end of the race. After 29 long hours of walking, I went straight home to bed and slept for 14 hours solidly! I was aiming to raise enough for 100 cookstoves – but am delighted we’ve raised enough now for almost 160!!!”

We’re halfway there! Kate (left) with Bex and Jennifer

Only 25km to go!

We’ve done it!

Well done, Kate, for an incredible effort and for raising so much money for the cookstove project!