Prospect Burma fundraisers take on the elements

Prospect Burma is grateful for having supporters who are ready to take on any challenges to help us. This summer in particular our supporters have been getting active and creative in their attempts to raise funds, and we are delighted to share their stories with you below.

Kate Ainslee walks Leeds to Liverpool

Kate AinslieKate Ainslee spent time over Christmas in Burma and having seen the limited educational opportunities for many of the young Burmese, wanted to contribute towards a Prospect Burma scholarship. She made the decision to walk an amazing 124 miles over 7 days from Liverpool to Leeds along the canal, built at the end of the 18th Century to link the two cities. Her walk took in some of the beautiful Georgian architecture of Liverpool, and she met some interesting and friendly people along the way.

Kate told us “My walk was fantastic! I loved Liverpool and then the walk was through some of the most intersting and beautiful countryside I have ever walked through…The body and feet stood up pretty well. I think I’ve finally cracked the pre-walk prep and how to deal with blisters.”

Kate’s walk raised over £700 for Prospect Burma, huge thanks and congratulations go to Kate for this fantastic achievement. You can read more about Kate’s walks at www.kateswalks.com

PB’s Technicolour Dream Team!

IMG_3461Members of the Prospect Burma office donned their running shoes and took to the streets of Wembley this June for the Color Run. Team members Josh Bowsher, Kirsty Mitchell and Hannah Marcazzo took part in “the happiest 5k in the world” and raised over £450 for Prospect Burma. The run features colour stations, where runners are pelted with multi-coloured paint throughout the run. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us.

PB Director takes to the mud!

Tough_Mudder_SoCal_2013_Walk_the_PlankAs if the Color Run isn’t enough, our Executive Director Hannah is taking on the grueling challenge of the popular Tough Mudder assault course on the 20 August, to raise funds for PB. The Tough Mudder is a 12 mile run interspersed with obstacles such as an ice plunge and daring high-jumps into mud, like the one shown here! If you would like to support Hannah you can do so by clicking here.

Would you like to get involved?

We have some great events coming up in the next few months, in London and Edinburgh. Take a look at our website to find out mroe and to book your tickets. If you have an even idea which you’d like to hold on behalf of Prospet Burma, get in touch! Our experienced fundraising team can help make your idea a success.

Inspired by these stories? Have an idea that you’d like to put into action? The Prospect Burma team are here to help! Contact our Fundraising Manager Riad Huballah in the office at fundraising@prospectburma.org or 020 7371 0887 to discuss your ideas.

We are also always looking for volunteers to support us in our London office. If you are interested in supporting our Victoria-based team and gaining experience in a busy, small charity, please email a copy of your CV and cover note outlining why you are interested in the role. Alternatively, if you have any skills or interests which you think would benefit Prospect Burma, we’d love to hear from you.