Engineer scales Mt Bintumani for CODEP without leaving home

May 2020
Whitby Wood’s Mike Gatfield spent the weekend scaling the tallest mountain in Sierra Leone — Mt Bintumani, at 1945m — for charity … well, OK, he climbed the equivalent on his stairs at home: an impressive 832 flights.

Mike was raising money for CODEP (Construction & Development Partnership), a practical action charity that is focused on improving education in Sierra Leone. Medical care and state aid are in short supply in the country, and the Coronavirus pandemic has brought lockdown, just as it has with us. CODEP needs help with protective equipment and washing facilities.

Mike Gatfield climbs Mt Bintumani for CODEP

Mike’s heroic efforts have so far raised £1,103 — well above the target he set. If you felt able to help, the Golden Giving fundraising page is still open. A veronica bucket (small-scale tank and tap arrangement) for effective handwashing costs —6.60. Face masks cost just 24p each. Any amount would be gratefully received.

Golden Giving page : goldengiving.com/fundraising/WaterlooCOVID19
CODEP : www.codep.co.uk

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