Aiming high to help street kids

Aiming high to help street kids

MORE than 80 people will try to climb 10 peaks in 10 hours to raise money for street children in Mexico.

Around 20 teams of four to six people hope to raise £10,000 in sponsorship for the challenge around Buttermere on June 30.

The money will be used to help fund the Oasis Street Kids Project in Guadalajara, Mexico, which was set up to feed and help the homeless children at night.

The challenge is being organised by people in Kings Church, Cockermouth, which has links with a number of churches in Mexico.

Those taking part will attempt to climb Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Haystacks, Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson and High Snockrigg.

Challenge co-ordinator Nick Reynolds, 48, said: “The project was started in Guadalajara, Mexico 10 years ago by an English woman called Gail Robins.

“They go out and feed and help street kids at night, but also have a house where they provide a family environment.

“Some of the boys live in the house as their home and are helped to come off drugs and with medical and social needs and helped with literacy. The project works closely with the local social services in Guadalajara.”

For more information or to donate money, visit

http://www.oasis-ten-peak-challenge.co.uk or phone 01900 825982.

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