Let me introduce myself my name is Georgie Hardy and I live in Watford, currently studying Graphic Communication at Loughborough University. For those that don’t already know me I teach for Swim-With-Me on Saturday afternoons at Marlborough School and have covered numerous sessions at Astley Cooper in Hertfordshire.
On 3rd September 2012 I’ll be undertaking a trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro, known as the rooftop of Africa, standing at 19,341 feet in height. Setting myself the challenge to tackle the landscape and the altitude and reach the summit. I am aiming to raise a minimum of £2500 for my chosen charity Practical Action before my Trek.
I’ve chosen to support Practical Action because this charity believes that the right idea – however small – can change lives. It can create jobs, improve health and livelihoods. Since 1966, they have been working with third world countries to develop the skills and technology that will enable them to build a better future. More information on what the charity does can be found at http://practicalaction.org/
For example by raising just £40 this can build a clean water tap – Clean water taps are lifelines to the poorest communities where water is scarce. Placing a tap stand high above the water level can help save lives by providing a vital source of clean, safe drinking water all year round.
As well as the main event, I’ll be raising money through various fundraising activities in the lead-up to the big day. Including a Sponsored Cycle ride from London to Brighton and a Quiz Night along with a Charity Auction.
Now this is where you could help me reach my target and support Practical Action by making a donation through my fundraising page at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgieHardy Make sure you put your name or your company name on the donation message so all other donors can see you’re supporting me. You can also donate by cheque made payable to Practical Action and forward it onto me.
In Addition, you are all welcome to attend my Quiz night or Auction (I will keep you posted with the date and location)
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support and taking the time to read my blog
Charity Registration No: 247257
Please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgieHardy
GB Synchro 2012 Olympic Signed t-shirt
I still need to raise £1165 to meet my target of £2500 to enable me to get to 19341ft on 3rd September 2012
I am offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to bid for a framed GB Synchro / Practical Action Kilimanjaro signed t-shirt. This t-shirt has been signed by the GB Synchro girls that will compete at the 2012 Olympics.
If you would like to bid please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgieHardy and donate to my cause, the largest donation received by the 19th August 2012 will be given this awesome piece of British Synchro Olympic memorabilia 2012
Good luck and please donate as much as you can, every pound will count!
Thank you Georgie xx
swim-with-me donates £250.00
03.08.12 Rebecca Adlington wins Bronze for Team GB and Georgie gets Gold with her fundraising target for Kilimanjaro – Congratulations Georgie on reaching your fundraising target for http://practicalaction.org just 19,341ft to conquer now … we are so proud of you xx
Twitter update – Total raised £2,818.82
@samwilson_48 @AshaRandall @synchroD @HannahGreen33 @Anya_Tarasiuk @SynchroKS @jknobbs @JennaRtweets @Olivia_Federici @KatieC_23 @VickiLucass @yvettebaker91 BIG thanks for taking time out to support @georgie_hardy – over £1000 raised for GB Synchro signed shirt 19341ft #Kilimanjaro @adelecarlsen BIG thanks to GB Synchro girls for taking time out to support @georgie_hardy #kilimanjaro over £1000 raised for signed shirt
Twitter update –
@georgie_hardy The day has arrived! I’m off to summit Kilimanjaro thank you to everyone who has got me this far
Twitter update –
@georgie_hardy Arrived safely after travelling for 14hrs! An early start tomorrow for the first day of the trek