LARA’S FOUNDATION, RALEIGH INTERNATIONAL AND SAVE THE CHILDREN, TEAM UP!

We are so excited and thrilled to announce that we are exploring a collaboration with Raleigh International to provide funding for the building of a school and ancillary buildings in a remote district of Tanzania.  The local branch of Save the Children will be our in country project partners.

Tanzania has a two tier system of education.  Primary school education is delivered in Swahili . Secondary education is taught in English.  Progression to higher education therefore  is dependant upon a person having a good standard of English. This is where Lara’s Foundation will come in.

Carolyn will be travelling to Tanzania within the next couple of months to look at the location and build relationships with the local community to ensure that it is an appropriate and fitting project for Lara’s Foundation.

More details will follow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara’s Foundation takes on the Santa Run for the second year…running!

 Ho Ho Ho!


Ho Ho Ho!

On Sunday 8th December Lara’s Foundation will be donning our Santa suits and making a run for it across the 5 km or 10 km distance course around Victoria Park.

It is expected that 2,000 people will take part and, if it is anything like last year’s event it will be A LOT of fun!!

30 Lara’s Foundation Santas, Snatarinas and Baby Santas took to Victoria park at 10 am despite many of them arriving with sore heads inflicted from the day before’s Christmas party.  Everyone completed the 5K dash with some super athletes taking on the 10K too.  The day was lots of fun and raised over £3.5K!  Pics can be seen here

Eddie does Ironman for Lars!

‘I never had the opportunity to meet Lara. Not knowingly at least. It was only last year when I supported Lara’s close friends, Alice, complete the Windermere challenge. I was taken back by the support and passion Lara’s family and friends had in such a personal charity, intent on creating a legacy with same passion Lara had for everything she seemingly did.  It was that passion that fed my curiosity to understand more about the charity. And now I do, I’m here to do my little bit to help make this dream a reality.’

In June 2013 Eddie undertook the Austrian Ironman in Klagenfurt.

The event comprised a leisurely 2.4 mile lake swim at 7am….

Eddie looking slick in his wetsuit

Eddie looking slick in his wetsuit

Followed by a refreshing 112 mile bike ride…

Eddie's on his bike!

Eddie’s on his bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…and all rounding off with a MARATHON!

Eddie Smashing the Ironman!

Eddie Smashing the Ironman!

Eddie was aiming for completion in under 13 hours – but smashed it in 11 hours 16 minutes and 13 seconds..

Clearly the weeks and months of 5 am starts 6 days a week in the months leading up to June (ie the lovely British winter time!) and getting the hours of training in before and after work all paid off. Eddie we are SO very proud of you, THANK YOU for this amazing effort and achievement.

You can still donate to Eddie for this ridiculous event by clicking HERE