TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network is a charity that enables people with a variety of skills to volunteer on a short-term basis. We provide assistance to projects already in existence around the world and we aim to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life for people in areas of deprivation. We do this by sharing our skills and knowledge. Individuals are required to volunteer for a minimum of two weeks.
A world where people come together as a global community to donate their time, skills and resources to work with the individual, the family and the local community to improve the lives of those in need.
To reduce the inequalities faced by so many in the world – poverty, injustice and lack of access to healthcare and education.
There are people working in deprived communities trying to help. We are there to support and add to their efforts. Working together, we are able to make a difference.
We hold introductory meetings throughout the year which are an opportunity for people to learn more about what we do, meet members of the team and learn how they can get involved and use their talents and skills to help others.
We are delighted to say Sian completed her marathon run. It was a gruelling race but managed to do it in 5 hours 30 minutes. She has two very sore legs but she made it round!
An initial target of fundraising of £300 was quickly smashed through and so it grew to £600. Then £1000…£1200…£1500… and finally surpassed £1800.
This means with gift aid she has achieved an amazing £2241 so far! If anyone has yet to donate and wishes to do so, here is the link again
We are so grateful to Sian who has put in so many hours of training plus time spent travelling to London from Scotland for the run itself.
In addition to all the normal challenges of doing a marathon, there was one more unique obstacle to tackle: Sian is registered blind due to a rare eye condition. She has some central vision but no peripheral vision at all and despite this was fearless in running a track she hadn’t even done, in one of the busiest races in the world.
You might ask why we didn’t mention this before? There was always a small fear she wouldn’t be allowed to race (or at least race without an official guide runner alongside her) if we made a big deal of it. So we kept the information back til after the race was complete. Sian’s example shows that if you put you are motivated and determined you can overcome great obstacles if you just keep moving forward!
From the TWOWEEKS team – Well done Sian. You did us proud!!!