David Sheen and John Tweedie started their walk yesterday – Walk for Ana and Trek for Timor hand-in-hand. They weren’t alone. They were accompanied by the Timor-Leste Consul General, Luciano Valentim, and a bunch of enthusiastic (foolhardy?) supporters.
It was humid. It was hard. But they did it. And lived to do it all again today in torrential rain!
David has raised $10 010 so far.
Thank you to all our donors – we make sure that every dollar counts towards Ana Paula’s education as well as supporting our tireless staff in our Maubara Dental Clinic. Nico Pires and Ana Tilman have been able to continue to treat the community (when they weren’t in lockdown) throughout the year, despite equipment and materials shortages and without any direct intervention from us.
Please help us to get to $15 000!
Our Timorese team has raised the bar. So we have as well – now we are trying to raise $15 000. If you can help, please donate now – we are grateful for anything you can spare.
Our supporters on Insta/FB already know this, but for those who don’t – David Sheen is heading out on a very long walk. He aims to raise money for the TLDP’s work in TL, but is especially aiming at raising funds to help us to support Ana Paula’s dental studies in Fiji. As you might expect, overseas study is expensive. When we first started supporting Ana Paula’s studies, we estimated that it would cost the TLDP $25000 for tuition fees, travel and living expenses. However, due to the pandemic, Ana Paula must now stay in Fiji over the long summer break, instead of heading home to TL, which means more expense.
David is aiming to raise an additional $10000 by completing this walk.
David is walking from Chatswood – the home of our sponsoring Rotary Club – to Blackheath. He is walking with our good friend, John Tweedie, who is also walking to raise money for the Blue Mountains Supporting Timor group which supports Hatobuilico, a village in southern TL. The walk is 150km, over 6 days. They start on 17th October.
David and John have been busy training for their challenge. They did Leg 5 last weekend and have concluded that it is going to harder than they thought. We wish them luck!
For more info about David’s walk, or if you want to join David, feel free to drop us a line! And if you can’t join him or think he’s a little crazy, but you want to help Ana Paula and help our work, you can sponsor David – everything counts!
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