A special thank you to iExplore employee Steve Brann who completed an incredible sponsored walk across South Downs Way (100 miles) as part of the iExplore SAS challenge. The iExplore SAS (Specialist & Activity Sector) challenge is for 100 employees to raise £1000 each for the Street Child World Cup.
Steve smashed the fundraising target and raised an impressive £3563 showing his support for the Street Child World Cup in Brazil 2014. For those of you like us who didn’t know, the South Downs Way is one of Britain’s 18 National Trails running along the South Downs and the old Pilgrim route from Eastbourne in East Sussex, through West Sussex to Winchester in Hampshire.
Not only being a long way the cumulative climb along the route was over 6,000 metres; which means as well as walking 100 miles it also involved effectively doing the 3 Peaks Challenge– Scafell Pike, Snowdon and Ben Nevis. To make it even more tricky Steve and a friend were walking into the prevailing wind with muddy conditions underfoot.
It’s not too late to support Steve for this terrific effort: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StephenBrannShirt10
“I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”
“I experienced hardcore street life in my youth. I know what it’s like. I congratulate the Street Child World Cup project in it’s commitment to bring attention to the plight of Street Children through the power of football.”
“When ever people come across me they laugh. It seems like my mouth is zipped because they talk for us. I wish they could give us a chance to talk for ourselves.”