22/05/2023 - 07/07/2023

All Day

With the sun shining at last – well a little bit – and temperatures starting to rise, many of us would like to improve our fitness. What better way than to set yourself a six week challenge to run, cycle or walk 100 kms or more AND raise much needed money for Our Moon’s young leaders programme at the same time.

We are planning to walk from Our Moon’s office in Tunbridge Wells, UK to Our Moon Zambia – a total of 10,690 kilometres – from 22 May to 7 July. We need you to commit to your target and log the kilometres you have done at the end of each day. You can do this manually or using the Strava app. We will pool all logged kilometres and keep track of how far we have collectively reached on our journey every three to four days.

To participate, we are asking you to fundraise or make a donation. We hope that each person will attempt to raise £100, but we are grateful for any donations large or small, especially as we need to get the kilometres in! However, we need to reach our destination, so we are also happy for people to participate who can only contribute their kilometres.

And this includes dogs! The twist this year is that you can also add your dogs’ kilometres – either from their own activity tracker or by matching your kilometres and uploading their distance manually.

There will be prizes for the person and dog who contribute the greatest distance towards our overall target, as well as a prize for the person who raises the most funds.

Please register, using this link.

The money raised will go towards supporting students on our Young Leaders programme, like Esther.

Esther, one of our first year students, is an orphan, brought up by her extended family in one of the townships in Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka. She is wonderfully caring and always tries to put a smile on people’s faces. She says,

I’m considering studying pharmacy because I’m interested in health issues such as food, outbreak of diseases and drugs. Just like microbiologists, they focus on preventing infectious diseases and protecting public health. Observing the way people in my community suffer with the same diseases for many years, e.g., malaria, inspired me to be interested in pharmacy and have the desire to create change in our country. Without Our Moon, my options to progress my education would be minimal and, therefore, my ability to help others.

Learn more about Esther by clicking on this link to read her blog post.

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