Biking for books around the Netherlands
Hi there! Thanks for checking out this link to the Uganda Kitgum Educational Foundation – UKEF in short. You can find out everything there is to know about UKEF on this website. Click around, and be inspired by the work that Ed Grassere and Nestar Lakot, our friends and neighbors here in Vaals, are doing to support primary education in Nestar’s home town. And they are ambitious, check their future plans!! And that is on top of their current commitment to already provide schooling and food to about 300 children, including employing the required staff of teachers and cooks. You will realize that it takes a lot of support to make all this happen.
That is where we come in 😊
Starting on April 30th at 08:00, I will participate in the Race Around the Netherlands (RAtN) – a self-supported cycling race around the Netherlands (hence the name…) over about 1900km. The fastest riders will finish in less than 4 days; I hope to finish at all, and will need 6 to 7 days. I hope. You can see the route AND follow the riders in real-time on this map, or at the RAtN website (this one needs a few seconds to load completely) . If you live along the route you can even go out and cheer on the riders! While riding in this event, I would like to raise awareness and support for UKEF.
We can use your moral support (dare I say “Moraal support”?) – and no better way to express that than by clicking the “Donate” section in the upper right of this page. With your donation, you support Ed and Nestar’s beautiful work. And, you will make me feel like you’re keeping me company for part of my race – be it while struggling against gale force winds along the North Sea coast, in sleet and rain, or – who knows – while enjoying the sunshine and a nice tailwind on a very long downhill section (haha, fat chance that’ll happen!). Any contribution is welcome, small or large. Or extra large
Does the above sound a bit familiar - Paul going on a crazy cycling adventure and asking you to support UKEF because of that? Well, yes, it has happened before, back in 2015, see this report: BIKING FOR BOOKS 2015
Thanks for your support!