Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Blindfolded Marathon

Tim Lok Chen Haw, 19, ran the Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon with his eyes blindfolded!

Lok is not blind — he covered his eyes with cloth to highlight glaucoma, an eye disorder of the optic nerve which is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

He was raising money for his Raleigh expedition in Borneo in 2012 and the Malaysia Glaucoma Society.

With the help of a few 'guides' to ensure he stayed on route, he completed the marathon in a fantastic five hours and 40 minutes.

So far Lok has raised RM3,000 with the aim of reaching RM20,000 through his inspiring marathon.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thanks Tom!

We would like to say a big thank you to Tom Williams, a Raleigh alumni, who has raised £700 for us to build bio-gas units in India by driving a Fiat Punto he bought for £45 through Europe. This 53% of his £1400 fundraising target.

Raleigh International has built 15 bio-gas units in the Nilgiri district in south India and has supplied sustainable energy to local communities, which reduces the impact of firewood consumption. Methane from cows is captured and stored for gas cooking, as a sustainable source. An additional by-product of bio-gas units is the milk produced by the cow which can be sold on and an income is produced.

If you would like to contribute to Tom’s bio-gas fundraising please go to: