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Challenge Anneke

Team Leader Anneke is facing a number of challenges in 2012 including the London marathon.

Anneke’s first challenge this year was coping with the freezing temperatures (-17°C) during her visit to Hungary at the beginning of February. She travelled as part of the UK Mind the Gap team together with colleagues James Bromhead (Epping Forest Field Centre) and Richard Dawson (FSC Project Manager) for the final Mind the Gap partners meeting.
The overall aim of the Mind the Gap project is to increase the motivation amongst young people to learn and apply their learning to real-life and to address the need to build skills and behaviours for a sustainable future and embed school learning in their own lives and communities. A series of exciting activities for Key Stage 2 and 3 students can be downloaded for free from www.migaproject.eu. For more details about the project read the Mind the Gap article also featured in this newsletter.

Anneke teaching children about mammals

Anneke’s next challenge will be taking part in the London Marathon on 22 April 2012 to raise money for St Clare Hospice, a local charity caring for the people of West Essex and the East Hertfordshire Border. The Chairman of the Hospice, Michael Chapman also sits on the committee of the Associates of Epping Forest Field Centre.

“I am very pleased to be running and raising money for St Clare Hospice. We’ve been exploring ways in which we can work in partnership in the future. I think it is really important for charities to support each other” said Anneke.

You can sponsor Anneke at www.justgiving.com/Ani-Kempton.

These are not the only challenges she will be facing in 2012.  As External Affairs and Projects Team Leader Anneke’s objectives for 2012 include:
  • Generating new income from grants and/or business
  • Delivering the intended outcomes for projects including Discovering Epping Forest, Learning for Biodiversity and Lessons from Nature project
  • Publicising the Centre through the production of newsletters, posters, leaflets, social network websites and other websites

You can help Anneke complete her challenges by organising a CSR project, sponsoring a Centre project or becoming a  member of the Associates volunteer fundraising action team.

Saturday, March 24, 2012