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As said before we are raising money for 2 charities that we have seen doing incredible work in the area around the Hospital. To learn more about the charities check out ‘SPONSOR US’.


If you want to donate to Lulisandla Kwmtwana (foster care programme. Caring for orphaned children in the community – they currently need a 4x4 to access children in remote areas) (UK taxpayers can claim Gift Aid)

Follow these simple steps:
Click: DONATE to Lulisandla Kwmtwana (on favourite links)
Type in amount you want to donate
Tick: SIM project
Write in 'Details of Donation': Long way Home


If you want to donate to Hipporollers.org (a simple solution to water access) follow The Link: DONATE to Hipporoller.org. Write longwayhome in the extra info section. (Gift Aid doesn’t apply as the charity isn’t registered in the UK)

Posted by robandpol 23:06 Archived in South Africa Tagged living_abroad

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Hi! Having found your blog from travelblogs, I'm very impressed with your synthesis of travel and charity. To the extent that you're able, it'd be great if you chronicled some of these at www.vagabondstory.com. Best of luck as you cycle back!

by pete

thanks. will check it out!

by robandpol

just checked out your website.. we share your enthusiam for stepping out of our comfort zone.

don't yet have a cool story but will submit one when we do.

have put a link here to your webpage..

by robandpol

Hey guys - your photos are beautiful - you must be seeing some stunning scenery..not sure I envy the gravelly hills though... Do you think Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya are flat?!!! Blog is really well set up, in response to your explanation on how to donate, people need to click on HOW TO SPONSOR US , not how to donate as you've written- might be good just to clarify. x

by Beth

Just donated through SIM to LK.
Click: How to sponsor us
Click: Donate to Lulisandla Kwmtwana (on favourite links)
My Donation to SIM
Tick: SIM project
Write in Details of Donation: Long way Home

Maybe it would be useful to put that up, as that is word for word, then people may not get confused?

by Beth Sutton

Well done sending us such thrilling and stunning photos and comments.How special to meet such helpful and kind people. Hope the porridge tasted good on that cold am.It was 34' here to day and
Andy Murray only 22 is in the semi finals at Wimbledon. We keep popping to the hut its soo super down there the sea is warming up. Love from Nick Lawrence his girlfriend learned French with you at the Bainbridges, she is quite a pretty blonde, may be she can be your interpreter in Rwanda!! Liz Tzakiris thinks, you will be in Kenya in September, and is asking us to come to stay! She and Ruli are stayng here from july 30-aug 19. Tomorrow Daddy is looking at a second hand Feva with trailer to take to Samsoe!! God protect you and keep you safe. LOL Mor

by Mick and Dorte

hello beth.. have amended the instructions

Mum.. is not really policically correct to refer to someone's girlfriend as 'quite a pretty blonde'! we'll be in kenya in about the 3rd week of jan 2010. Will let liz know.

by robandpol

Stunning scenery and photos, but to get views like that there must be some whopper hills... still wish I could be with you though! Commentary made me laugh, good of you to give pronunciation, shame you couldn't spell afrikaans! love ya x x x

by Beth

Hi you two. We are hugely impressed with the photos and blog,and have spent Sunday pm checking on your progress.It looks like the biggest experience ever. J and S are just back from following the tour de france for a week, looks a lot easier than your route. Prior to that , James did a stage of the tour in the alps over all sorts of horrible cols and hugely steep mountains. He took just under 7 hours and was the highest placed british competitor. he didnt see any elephants.Steve has nearly finished his munro bagging (scottish mountain over 3000 feet), just 3 to go, 2 in Skye and 1 on Mull. Still not as scary as wild camping. Think its time we sponsored you. Well done and love from all of us.J, S, S,and L


Hi guys,
So lovely to have your comments. We are hugely impressed with James - highest placed british competitor - Awesome, well done. Good job with the Munros Steve - will be reallly lovely doing those last 3. We are in Lusaka now and looking forward to pressing on to Malawi. J&S (and anyone else who's keen) would be more than welcome to come & join us at some point - though I'm not sure we'd be able to keep up with them....

Lots of love to you all and also to Em at this exciting time for her - hope all the planning is going well.

Pol n Rob xxx

by liz and steve, sonia and james

Hello there Rob and Pol, we got together with Beryl this afternoon to check out your blog, most interesting.... We are glad that it is all going well,with a few frightening experiences....This is a new experience for Beryl and Mum, to view a web site and be in direct touch with what you are doing... and we are all much impressed with all your photos and detailed progress...
We send our love and wish you a safe and good continuation on this incredible trip of yours.


Hi there!! I'm so pleased you've had a look at the blog. Thinking back to that wonderful time on Lake Jozini it really feels like we have come a long way - that was the 2nd night of our trip that we met you and now we are up in Tanzania next to Lake Tanganyika. It is so lovely to hear from you - really hope life is treating you well and you are having fun. We are quite excited as we expect to finish the first leg of our trip and reach the hospital in Rwanda in about 2 weeks time.

lots of love
Pol and Rob

by Beryl, Anne Lise, Odette and Derek

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