Thanks to everyone who entered or volunteered to help with the Sportive on the 5th September. The riders chose to do one of three routes, 25 mile, 50 mile or the very challenging 70 mile course. All the rides left and returned to the Hereford Cathedral School playing fields. There was breakfast at the start, refreshment stops on the way round, where the riders could enjoy a drink and homemade cake, before returning for a barbecue and bar at the pavilion. Thank you to the Hereford Cathedral School who kindly let us use their fantastic facilities for free.

We raised well over £4000-00 which will go towards ongoing projects. Despite being unable to travel to Nicaragua at the moment, the Trust remains active with its support. We are buying and distributing medical equipment within the country, employing locals to produce articles of clothing for maternity and baby packs, providing stationary and textbooks for a number of schools and we have recently been asked by the local community to build another new school and a clinic. We also continue to support a women’s refuge and vocational training, along with supporting many other small projects. In the meantime the UK warehouse team collects, sorts and stores medical, vocational and educational equipment for transport to Nicaragua as soon as the conditions change and containers are allowed back into the country. Donated goods are also sold on ebay and in our shop, providing valuable revenue.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help in this country or to join a team in Nicaragua. You don’t need any particular skill set, just enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude. If you want any further information please email admin@peaceandhope.org.uk.

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