Posts tagged Fundraising
Climbing Snowdon - We did it!

Hi All, I'm very glad to report that following Lucas and Imogen's amazing climb, yesterday another 13 Milele volunteers have made it to the summit of Snowdon!

We walked 14.8 km and took a little over 6.5 hours including breaks for eating food and taking photos. Luckily the rain held off but the wind was very strong with 50 MPH gusts at the summit.

The Milele Mountain Climbers

Our route took us through 14km of absolutely beautiful terrain  slowly climbing to the maximum height of 1085m. There were lots of pretty tricky spots which caused a bit of trouble but we managed to support everyone to make it right to the top!

Snowdon Route

Huge thanks to all of the volunteers for their amazing hard work climbing and fundraising!

We'll be collecting sponsorship money over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for the grand total but it's not too late to donate! Please head over to our donations page to give big or small and help us support some amazing children to do some amazing things.



Climbing Snowdon

Hi All, We have a group of good friends who we met many years ago whilst doing youth work in Leicestershire. Over time we have been scattered across the UK for university and work but we still meet up when we find an elusive time when we are all free. After we have finished catching up and eating dinner we get onto the topic of Milele. Over the years we have discussed many of the big issues, talked about the direction of Milele and ran a few fundraisers. (See the CPR Marathon)

Last time we met up, someone (who will remain nameless) thought it would be a good idea to suggest a new idea for a fundraiser... Climbing Snowdon!

The bright spark who suggested the idea is a bit of a mountain goat but the rest of us are really inexperienced with this kind of thing. In addition Amy is somewhat terrified of heights and Chloe has a habit of dislocating her limbs both of which might create a few challenges!

We have a donations page and any contributions would be greatly appreciated! Anything you donate will go towards helping us support an amazing young girl through an incredibly hard part of her life.

We will be climbing on the 6th of June so providing I haven't fallen off I'll post some photos from the top afterwards.

Diving with Sharks... Only for the brave!

At the end of February one of our (extremely brave) sponsors and a good friend of mine, Fae Vincent, will be doing a shark dive to raise money for Milele! Fae Vincent

She is braving cold water in Edinburgh sea life centre and jumping in with over 60 different species of shark, including one in particular which is pretty dangerous in the wild... you certainly wouldn't want to bump into one of those on a dark night!

Fae visited Mtwapa herself with me on my very first ever trip back in 2007, where she volunteered at Mtwapa Academy, worked to distribute lots of toys and to help lots of children. She has had a really close link with the children out there ever since and now also sponsors one of our own children, little Saidi. On top of all this Fae is keen to do more to help children in Kenya and is now doing a shark dive to raise some money.

Fae has a target to reach of £450... if we can reach this figure then Milele will receive an additional £155 donation! So we are really working hard to hit this target! If you are reading this and you would like to dig deep and support Fae in her plans then you can donate now!



100% of everything you give goes to Milele. Anything at all you can spare will really help us to reach our target and bag that extra donation! Thank-you!


Congratulations CPR Team!

Just to say a huge thank-you and congratulations to our fundraising team who have completed a huge 10 hour CPR relay! Together, we managed to raise an amazing £400!

Thanks to all the passers-by at Hinckley Carnival who doated or took part in our 'guess the name of the dummy' and 'guess the number of chest compressions' game.

CPR Event in action!