Sponsored cycle for Odeta

An invitation to join a impromptu cycle tomorrow – some of you may remember a couple of years ago the Tiree Baptist Church organized a Weekend of Sanctuary for refugees now living in Halifax – there were some remarkable people who had endured terrible hardships who came to Tiree and it was a privilege to meet them. Anyway, one of those people was Odeta, she is from Rwanda and now lives and works in Halifax. She lost her 3 children in horrible circumstances as she escaped to the UK, her children are alive but she hasn’t seen them for 10 years. To cut a long story short, the children have been found in Uganda and she has a hearing on Thursday this week where the courts will decide if she can bring her eldest daughter to the UK and be reunited with her. Becky and John are traveling down to Halifax today to appear as character witnesses and give their support to her.
The nursing home that Odeta works in has just closed down which adds to her difficulties so I figured a simple way we could help on the day of her hearing would be to do a sponsored cycle round the Tiree loop – £5 entry – all goes to help Odetta – I’ve got some prizes – you can start whenever/wherever you like, join up or do it on your own whatever you like. If you cant do it then sponsor someone else to do it. I’m raising the bar and getting up early in the morning to attempt to ride 100 miles on Tiree so if you’re looking for someone to do the work for you put your £5 on me. Hopefully I will see some of you out on your bikes. The hearing is at 10am tomorrow. Let me know if you’re in or if you want to sponsor.

Mar 28, 2012 | Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Sponsored cycle for Odeta
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