Best Foot Forward

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Andy Burn and Henry Dixon (not forgetting their wives Claudia and Sue) have long been staunch supporters of Our Lady of Rosary School in Mandrem and as we mentioned before, this year the boys set themselves a rather interesting challenge…

They would walk the coastline of Goa and get as much sponsorship as they could. It’s not all sandy beaches – the mountains hit the sea in the South, there are three major river mouths to somehow cross – and all in all it would add around 50 miles to the nominal 100 that the guidebooks say.

Well, we can tell you now that they succeeded in just five days… with only a few painful sprains and blisters as injuries!

Andy and Henry - Great Goan Walk

They were good enough to keep notes of their daily progress and take some great photos along the way. We like it so much that we thought you should read and see exactly what they wrote and saw… GGW_Report_final – it is a PDF file to open or download.

They also managed to get themselves into the Goan press – here’s the piece from the Herald:
Walking for a Cause

The best news is the amount of money they raised! It’s all still being counted but already we’ve been able to supply much needed computers, furniture, books ans educational aids to the school. We’ve also been able to give much needed funds to Bookworm in order to keep their Mobile Outreach Programmes into Panjim’s slums going!

So well done guys and you make me feel exhausted just thinking about what you did!!!

 

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