Salesian Farnborough’s 23,000 km challenge
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 21:47
For over 10 years, students for Salesian College Farnborough have visited the City of Joy in Zambia to learn about and support the work of the charity Share the Light, which was born at the school, and is now preparing for a new chapter with exciting new developments being planned.
Naturally, the Zambia trip is not possible this year, but to make up for it, Salesian has created a very tough challenge for its Zambia team. Between them, over a two week period, they will walk, cycle and run the distance from Farnborough to Zambia and back – a total of 23,000 km. This determined group raised £3600 for NHS Charities Together with their last challenge, a virtual jaunt to Turin and back.
Their mammoth effort this time is in support of two more charities: The Alex Bolt Fund, which was set up in memory of a student who died from brain cancer aged just 16, and raises funds for the Brain Tumour Charity; and EduLife, which provides scholarships to enable children in Zambia to continue their studies.
We wish them lots of success!
Photo: A Share the Light Advocate on an earlier Farnborough trip to Zambia