On Saturday 23rd May as a family the Barrs are doing a fundraising half marathon walk/run...or trying raise money in aid of supporting Charlene's Project and the villages of Las Escaleras and Vado Ancho in Guatemala. This will all be within COVID-19 guidelines of course. We are so thankful for so many others who are joining us in their own "locked down" situation and fundraising with us. 

We have all been struggling with the impact of COVID-19 but in Guatemala with the lockdown people in these villages have been unable to  access food. We received notification from our partner "The entire country of Guatemala has been on a total lockdown for the past 8 weeks. People are not allowed to work or to leave their village. Because this falls during the hottest and driest time of the year for the Zacapa region, people are without food and suffering from malnutrition and even starvation."

The number of families in both villages combined is 140.  (62 in Las Escalaras and 78 in Vado Ancho) The cost to provide a food bag for one family is £25 and will contain all a family needs to keep them alive for 1 month - corn, beans and sugar etc. Charlene's Project has committed to providing these food bags and the transport of these to the villages for 3 months.

So what can you do to get involved in helping these families through the next 3 months?
- Why not set up your own fundraising walk/run challenge to raise awareness and money and join in helping these families overcome the challenge COVID 19 has presented.
- Where and if you can please donate to the cause.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us and will make a huge difference.

Opening new classroom at school

More information about Charlene's Project: Charlene Barr's dream of building a school in Uganda began in 2009. In 2010, before she died, Charlene witnessed that dream come true as the contract was signed to completely rebuild Hidden Treasure School. Today Charlene's Project supports education, health and sports development in Uganda, Guatemala and with Syrian refugees in Jordan. It started with one girl, confined to a bed, unable to go to school daring to dream...  

More information at Charlene's Project website
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    • £20 
    • 24 mos
  • Diane McMitchell 
    • £50 
    • 24 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 24 mos
  • Alison McFarland 
    • £10 
    • 24 mos
  • Susan Rodgers 
    • £100 
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Fundraising team: Walkers and Runners (22)

Richard Barr 
Raised £4,180 from 37 donations
Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Charlene's Project 
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Audrey McCollum 
Team member
Raised £1,601 from 12 donations
Dave Barr 
Team member
Raised £980 from 19 donations
Christine Watson 
Team member
Raised £475 from 18 donations
Natalie Barr 
Team member
Raised £465 from 9 donations
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