Cycling for Literacy

Hannah Hailu & Walter Tricks took on this cycle challenge for CharChar because every child deserves a chance to fulfil their potential, and that starts with becoming literate…

Having both grown up in Malawi, where we were very aware that a lot of children weren’t in school. We have since learnt the sad reality that the majority of those in school still emerge illiterate.

After a long period in lockdown we were both motivated to find a way to get out into nature, be active, and contribute to CharChar’s vision.

We cycled 2200km from Land’s End to John O’ Groats (southern coast of England to northern coast of Scotland) over 6 weeks, wild camping along the way. It was a huge challenge, especially battling through the first 3 weeks of rain, but it was one of the most worthwhile experiences of our lives!

We would like to say ‘thank you!’ to everyone who generously supported our challenge and CharChar’s work through your donations!

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