The Burcher Family
Cause: School For Life Foundation
Adventure: Trek for our Teachers 2017
As our Fundraisers of the Month, the Burcher family has scored a $50 donation to their fundraising page. To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.
What inspired you to take on your challenge with School for Life?
We have been supporting School For Life since 2013. Annabelle Chauncey, the co-founder of SFL, is such a dynamic and committed person it’s hard not to be inspired to help. SFL is such an effective foundation, with 3 schools built, the “Trek for Teachers” is definitely the hardest challenge we have ever taken on.
How are you feeling about the challenge ahead? Have you ever been to Africa before? Or climbed any mountains?
Never having done any mountain climbing or serious trekking before… very intimidated! It had to be SFL that inspired us to make Kilimanjaro our first! We have always intended to go to Africa but never got there, doing this is a great family adventure.
What have been some of the highlights of your fundraising experience so far?
The immediate and substantial support shown to SFL and us by the donations given by our friends and business colleagues.
What have been your biggest challenges in taking on an Inspired Adventure? How did you overcome this?
Probably committing to the training needed to climb Kilimanjaro. You have to book it in as a commitment and not waiver. Fundraising can also be a challenge but when you really believe in a cause it seems easier.
Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since signing up for the challenge?
We have enjoyed training and committing to this as a family and that has meant spending more quality time together.
What are you most looking forward to about your upcoming challenge?
Finishing 🙂 The camaraderie, completing the climb and going to visit the schools in Uganda after the climb.
What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?
Follow the schedule Inspired set for you, commit to training and believe you can do it. You will suprise yourself!
Become our Fundraiser of the Month to win a $50 donation to your fundraising page!
Take a picture whilst fundraising for your adventure and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with a fundraising focus will be our Fundraiser of the Month – it’s that easy!
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