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£1500 raised to support education sponsorship

£1500 raised to support education sponsorship in a walking challenge.  Soroptimists completed a walking challenge to sponsor a woman’s education in Cambodia and raised around £1500.

Eight club members from the Soroptimist International Club of Chester, one friend, one Soroptimister and at least two dogs spent the month of May walking in all weathers and at all hours of the day and evening, to complete the challenge of covering 100 miles each in order to raise money to change someone’s life.  We are aiming to provide enough money to support a young woman from Cambodia in her university education Supporting Education for Chanta in Cambodia | Blog | SI Chester ( with the help of Cambodian Community Dream Organization

We are thrilled to confirm that we all did it! (including the dogs). We raised over £1100 through Just Giving plus a number of cash donations.

Soroptimists from Chester do sponsored walking challenge

In addition, Geraldine raised an additional sum of £289 through her extra challenge of completing the Manchester 10K run.

Member successfully completed sponsored 10K run

All in all, we’ve raised an amazing amount that surpassed our expectations and we are well on the way to sponsoring our Cambodian student for the first two years of her university course.

Huge thanks to all our sponsors and well done to all the walkers (in particular the dogs). We have been nursing sore feet (and paws) as we bask in the warm glow of success of raising £1500 to support the sponsorship in a walking challenge of the education of Chanta and we are now enjoying a well-deserved G &T or, for some, a very large dog biscuit.