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Mona and David Matthews from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in a ‘mad’ moment, have decided to walk the 1400km, 870 mile coastal path of Wales! They will do this to raise money for cancer research and related support in Wales, Canada and the USA. David, who was raised in Wales, will celebrate his 70th birthday on the walk. The official start date will be, from Chepstow, SE Wales, on St David’s Day, 2014.
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LA BELLE PROVINCE!!! Here visiting family in Quebec! Truly a beautiful province! We are in the fjord country of the Saguenay region!! MaD
Pasq hapus i chi gyd!
Joyeux Pâques a vous tous!
Happy Easter to you all!
Mona and David
MaD went to Cochabamba to meet some of the children we sponsor through a charity called Chalice. Chalice has one of the best, if not the best, records for ensuring that money donated goes into the hands of those in need via staff on site.
The following is a photographic record of our visit:
MaD commends the wonderful work of Chalice and the staff who so selflessly teach, provide and support children in poverty in Cochabamba!
PLEASE READ MORE ABOUT CHALICE AND THE WORK THEY DO!
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.