Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ain't No Mountain High Enough...

One of the 25 summits Laura reached in support of MfM

Regular readers will remember intrepid MfM supporter Laura Sewell's plan to embark on a Lake District 25 peak challenge to celebrate Money for Madagascar's 25th anniversary.

Well, after summiting 25 peaks and covering more than 50 kilometres in just two days, Laura returned home, in one piece, and emailed us just a few days ago.
Laura's semi-conscious colleagues were too exhausted to complain as they were manhandled into a rudimentary "25"...
Despite "crazy" weather conditions and a punishing schedule, Laura successfully completed her challenge, raising more than £650 for sustainable community-lead projects in Madagascar.

Laura hopes to take the total beyond £1000 so please visit her Just Giving page at: to make a secure Gift-Aided donation.
Our hero...

Every one of us at Money for Madagascar would like to offer Laura, and the people who sponsored her, our enormous gratitude for going the extra mile (or in Laura's case the extra 33.33333 miles) in support of Madagascar's most vulnerable people and habitats.

If any readers of the blog feel inspired by Laura's achievements and would like to help us make our 25th birthday an extra special year by completing a fundraising challenge then please don't hesitate to contact

Whether you're thinking of running 25 miles, swimming 25 lengths, or eating 25 consecutive chocolate eclairs - we are ready and waiting to set you up with sponsor forms, a Just Giving page, a t-shirt, and whatever promotional materials you need.

Keep checking our blog for news of other fundraising events including an amazing road-running challenge to be taken on by one of our inspirational patrons - Hilary Bradt.

A HUGE THANKS to all of you working hard to make our 25th birthday year an extra-special one!


p.s. For the hikers amongst you the 25 peaks Laura conquered are listed below:

Day 1 28km (11hrs)

1.High Brow
2. Randerside
3. Great Dodd
4. Watson Dodd
5.Stybarrow Dodd
6. Greenside
8.Birkwith fell
9. Raise
10.White side
12. Hellvelyn
13.Netherrmost Pike
15. The cape

Day 2 22km (10hrs)

17.St Ravens Edge
18.Caudale Moor
19.Stoney Cove pike
20.Thornthwaite Crag
21. Mardale III Bell
22. High street
23.The Knott
24.Angletarn Pikes
25. Place Fell