Aon and Habitat for Humanity Aon will be sending a team of volunteers to Guatemala in 2019 to build houses and install smokeless stoves over the course of one week. The team will work side by side with families and community members to construct houses that provide security, safety, and ...
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Hi and thank you for visiting my fundraising page, your help is going to be extremely valuable.
Myself with a team of almost 30 colleagues from my company Aon, are participating in the project Aon Guatemala 2019 with the charity Habitat for Humanity.
The charity Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s leading shelter charities, its main objective is to provide a decent place to live to many people across the world who currently live in poverty and without access to decent housing conditions.
During this project, Aon Guatemala 2019, an Aon team of almost 30 people will be going to Guatemala to work with community members and local families to build new homes and install smokeless stoves to prevent respiratory diseases. There is a housing deficit of 1.8 million homes across Guatemala, mainly due to the lack of private and public investment. This results in large number of families living in poverty and this charity is one of the only options they have to have access to a decent home.
The build will take place in Antigua close to the capital, Guatemala City. This is less than 15 miles from the Fuego Volcano which erupted in June this year spewing ash, rocks, and gas into the air resulting in almost 200 people missing and the death of up to 100 people. The eruption is considered to be one of the strongest from the Fuego Volcano in more than a century and was followed shortly after by a second powerful eruption.
To make this project possible, I need your help. I have a target of £3,000 to fundraise over the course of the year to support this project, the more we can collect the bigger impact we will make to these communities. In contributing to my fundraising, we together will be helping all those families living in poverty in creating a better, safer and healthier place to call home.
In addition to the generous donations received so far, in order to reach this fundraising target I have organised some sporting sweepstakes to capitalise on the World Cup and the British love of the Grand National. I have also taken on some sporting challenges myself including cycling over 450km in a 3 day tour of Wales back in May, racking up approximately 7,000m of climbing in both scorching hot sunshine and torrential rain. In July I walked over 100km in 3 days completing a short(er) version of El Camino from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. In October I cycled across Andorra...and back in one day (France, Andorra, Spain, Andorra, France) covering over 100km and almost 3,000m of climbing brutal Pyrenees mountains.
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Thank you very much for your valuable support,