Peter´s Charity Challenge

prometeheus By prometeheus, 10th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1w9w6_bs/
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Prague student,and my good friend Peter Studený, is planning to achieve his lifetime ambition.

His idea

Next month he´s flying to Nepal with five friends to begin a three-week trek of the Himalayas. Peter, 20, is aiming to raise money for young disabled people at the same time. His younger sister, Jackie, who is paralysed and in a wheelchair, is the inspiration for Peter´s trip.

Go-Getters

There´s charity called Go-Geters. It helps young people who are seriously ill or who are disabled, like my sister."I always enjoy travelling abroad, especially on unusual adventures, so it´s a grat way to combine a holiday with helping people," says Peter, a Sociology student at Charles University. Peter is raising £5 000 before he goes. A small part of the money pays for his flight and the rest goes to Go-Getters, which organises holidays and other leisure activities for young disabled people. The charity hopes to use the money to buy a new minibus, specially designed foe people in wheelchairs.

Students attitude

Peter is amazed by the response of other students to his unusual idea. "They all want to help me. It´s fantastic! Next week all the other students in my group are doing a 24 hour sponsored silence. People are going to pay us to keep quiet! Some of the lecturers are going to do it as well- for some of them it´s going to be very difficult!"

Workout

At the moment Peter is training for the trip. He goes to the gym every morning, goes running every evening and goes swimming four times a week. Jamie is also following a special high-protein diet of fish, fruit and eggs.

"We´re going to walk throught the high Himalayas for about seven hours every day for almost three weeks, so we need to be very fit! We´re all realy excited about it, but I also feel nervous. It´s certainly a big challenge for all of us."

And what I think of Peter´s plans? "It´s a great idea but a little bit crazy too! I´m so proud that Peter and his friends want to help!"

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Charitable Foundation, Charity, Charity Events, Charity Works, Student, Student Attitude Toward Others, Students

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author avatar prometeheus
I like sports, the mostly hockey. I played ice hockey 11 years.
Now i am studyiing medicine at Chrales University.

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author avatar Retired
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Why not stay at home and donate ALL of the money? The idea behind the charity is a good one. Before donating to any charity I suggest checking them out with the government or the websites that examine what charities "do" with their donations (you'd be surpised to find many well known charities spending 95% of their donations on salaries, offices, etc. and only 5% actually going to help those in whose name money was raised).

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