Up and coming Scottish triathlete raises over £1,600 for Namibian School


A member of the Triathlon Scotland Academy, Anna Hedley, has hula hooped her way to raising over £1,600 for Abraham Gariseb School in western Namibia.

Anna volunteered at the school in the summer of 2016 and her experience there has lived long in her memory, in particular the welcome she received from the children at the school.

Having recently discovered that non-boarders there are not provided with free school meals, she wanted to do something to help because many of their families are struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic and have been unable to provide sufficient food for their children.

To fundraise, Anna set herself the challenge to hula hoop for 8 hours continuously, only allowing herself three short 5-minute breaks after 2,4 and 6 hours.

On Saturday 13 February she took on her challenge and has raised over £1,600 for the school so far. The donated money will go towards meals for affected children with £30 enough to cover a child’s school meals for one year.

On completing her challenge, Anna said: “I am so overwhelmed by the support from everyone, from every person who’s messaged encouragement and especially people who’ve donated.

 “Today was tough but made so worth it for the money raised to help the children. Can’t thank everyone enough.”

To find out more about Anna’s challenge or if you would like to donate to her cause, please click on the button below.


Images: Anna Hedley

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