Received from the BEARR Trust.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Nicola Ramsden, a long-standing BEARR Trustee, is taking part in the
Sprint Triathlon to be held on 21st September in St Albans, in the 50+ age
category (of people who still have their own knees, as Nicola puts it).
This event is not for wimps. Participants have to swim 400m, cycle 20km,
and then run 5km. While each of these is well within Nicolaï¿½s capacity
(she is, among other things, a trained skiing instructor) with a rest day
or two between them, it is rather different to do them one after the
other, against the clock. This is the first time Nicola has ever tried
anything like this. She is rather enjoying the training but making no
commitments about whether she will repeat the experience!
The event is organised by Hope and Homes for Children, who will use part
of the funds raised to close four institutions in Romania and move over
300 children into family-based care. Nicola will give part of the
sponsorship she raises to Hope and Homes, and the rest to BEARR.
Nicola proposes to set up a page under her name on Justgiving, but would
prefer people to email her ([removed]) so that she can
send them a sponsorship and gift aid form ï¿½ and that way, be certain of
knowing who to thank!
I very much hope you want to support her and BEARR.
Many thanks and best wishes,
The BEARR Trust
32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EE
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7922 7849