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MaD [Mona and I] will be travelling to Cochabamba soon with Chalice, a child sponsorship program. Chalice.ca supports 1200 children in their 4 sponsorship sites in Cochabamba. We will be working at those 4 sponsorship sites and raising our awareness of the needs of these children. M a D, 2 of 20 volunteers going to Bolivia, have been asked as a group to raise $20,000 to fund the creation of computer labs that these children can access through the sites. We will be taking 3 or 4 suitcases of items donated by Calgarians that can be used by the children. We are also encouraging family and friends to consider sponsoring a child with Chalice.ca. Last year Chalice received an A grade in MoneySense magazine’s Charity 100 rating (http://www.moneysense.ca/planning/2015-charity-100-grades/).
Some of the gifts collected!
JANUARY 13TH: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
MaD walking in Charleston, South Carolina. Great to have a change – warm weather? No!!!
According to Dick, we had sent an ‘advance party’ from Calgary to ensure a smooth ‘climate’ transition! To make us feel the Welsh connection, he also arranged for rain to move in on Monday!
Flew from Calgary on United Airlines via Chicago where we were grounded because of high winds and freezing conditions. After a boring, apology-filled, expensive, one-day delay we continued to Charleston to be met by our friend Dick.
Dick lives in a beautiful apartment on King St. overlooking the Ashley River and Charleston. Looking around his apartment – Welsh connections!
Visited Middleton Place, owned by John Williams back in the early 1700s and acquired by the Henry Middleton as a part of the dowry for John’s daughter Mary…
Have enjoyed this historic city with its beautiful architecture and Welsh connections.
May 2015 be as successful and rewarding to our MaD Walking friends as this deer’s venture into our Calgary garden!!
MaD WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
With great memories of our walk around the coast of Wales, THANK YOU for your support and following!
One of the questions we are frequently asked is ‘What was the highlight of your walk?’. While we will never forget all the wonders of the Welsh coast, its outstanding beauty, mystery and history, foremost in our hearts and minds are the people who provided us with such tremendous support, generosity and encouragement – the people we met in Wales and those who we ‘met’ through Facebook and our website. They walked with us to the finish! DIOLCH YN FAWR IAWN!
Dec.17th: SPIRIT TRAIL + PETROGLYPHS Temp about -10C, overcast. About 8km return hike from trailhead.
MaD [Mona and I] will be travelling to Cochabamba soon with Chalice, a child sponsorship program. There we will be working at 4 sponsorship sites and supporting the children through raising funds for computer labs, taking suitcases of items that can be used by the children, and encouraging others to sponsor a child. Please support the cause by donating and sharing this website with family, friends and colleagues!