Hana takes on endurance challenge to help Africa

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From left, Sarah Hodgson, GAGA UK director, Hana Smiddy, GAGA fundraiser, and employee at Take Flight Aviation and Mike Roberts, managing director of Take Flight Aviation Ltd who have supported GAGA recently with their fundraising Loop the Loop Challenge which raised over £1,900 for GAGA.

HANA Smiddy, from Take Flight Aviation based at Wellesbourne, recently decided that she would join local charity GAGA UK and its director Sarah Hodgson on a trip to South Africa.

Next year, Hana will visit various projects supported by GAGA UK – Goodwill and Growth for Africa UK – including a primary school. She’ll be taking her knowledge and skills as a Beaver’s Group leader and working with children and organisations there; she’ll also be interested in seeing the projects and how money raised helps individuals in rural communities.

In the run up to her trip Hana hopes to raise funds to support the projects she’ll visit. She’ll soon be taking on the Windermere 21 challenge on 1st September which sees her circumnavigating the entire 21 miles of Lake Windermere in a kayak.

“I am excited but it looks a bit scary. I’ve never done anything like this before, however I’m fit and healthy and will have a guide with me. I’m just an average 36-year-old mum and wife and it’s something that needs to be done to help others,” Hana said.

She will also be doing the Winter Wolf Run, along with her husband, and Sarah and some friends on 6th November at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire.

To support Hana please visit her Virgin Money Giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HanaSmiddyAfrica2018

Full story in this week’s Herald.