South Downs Charity Walk raises over £4,550 for Article 25 and Cancer Research

08.09.14

In continuing its support for leading built environment charity, Article 25 and Cancer Research, 55 Scott Brownrigg staff members, family and friends walked 25 miles of the South Downs Trail on Saturday 6th September. The event has raised over £4,550 for the charities, with further donations continuing to come in.

The walk started at Housedean Farm off the A27 through Alfriston and the Seven Sisters Country Park, finishing at Beachy Head. 

The practice has supported Article 25 for the last 3 years.  The UK charity designs, builds, and manages projects to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need. It brings experienced, field-appropriate professional skills and academically rigorous research findings to NGOs who want to build.

The practice has to-date raised over £17,000 for Article 25. Monies raised from previous fundraising activities have helped to fund the design costs for charity’s School Building Programme in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The programme aims to provide safe and flexible learning environments for 1,100 children to study and develop a wide range of skills, empowering them to take future leadership roles in their community.  It is hoped that this will facilitate the growth and development of sustainable and self-sufficient communities in Burkina Faso, strengthen livelihoods and ultimately reduce poverty.  The first new school, located in the town of Gourcy is now complete; its design is being rolled out to other schools in the region.

If you would like to continue to support the team, click on the below.

http://www.justgiving.com/companyteams/ScottBrownrigg-SouthDowns