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It was a very early start for 43 members of staff from legal firm Osborne Clarke on Friday 29th September, who arrived in Putney from 7am for the Osborne Clarke ‘Going for Gold’ cycle challenge. Participants took to their saddles in the grey light of dawn to raise over £30,000 for CARE International.
Last weekend, teams from the digital media and marketing sector challenged themselves and poverty: they completed a gruelling marathon distance on foot, bike and kayak and raised funds to help some of the world’s poorest people find a route out of poverty.
The CARE 3 Peaks Challenge took place last weekend, raising an impressive £26,000 for CARE International’s work with the world’s poorest people.
Despite the horrific weather which saw rain fall almost constantly for the entire event, all the teams enthusiastically embraced the challenge- inspired by the knowledge they were supporting people facing far bigger challenges.
This week marks one year since the East Africa food crisis hit the media. The devastating drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia has affected more than 12 million people. As a result, tens of thousands of people have died in the past year; half of whom were children under the age of 5. Millions of people are still facing hunger. Over 100,000 people fled their homes in search of food and water, and arrived at the Dadaab Refugee camp in Kenya, now home to over half a million people.
Below are just some of the ways in which your funds have helped vulnerable people affected by this terrible crisis.