A long overdue update on one of our first success stories: Imamu Sahala. Imamu, who was orphaned at a young age, was taken in by the then newly set up Tanzania Optimist Dingy Association, aged 11 and first started sailing aged 12. Hanging around the Msasani Fishing Village, Imamu (his name means “spiritual leader”) used to sleep on the floor in a little old office and could only go in
‘Paraplegic Olympian, Angela Madsen is rowing the Pacific in her ocean rowing boat ‘Spirit of Orlando’. You may recall Angela’s first attempt at this crossing last year. On that occasion she had to abort her mission as she encountered seriously adverse weather conditions. The important thing though was that Angela was safe and lived to try again. For a time the boat was lost at sea too.
Good wishes to all the 10 in 10 runners – doing the last of the 10 marathons today. What an amazing effort and achievement. Good luck too to all those doing today’s marathon as a one off single marathon.
Angela Madsen and Tara Remington set off this evening (15th May) to row across the Pacific. Leaving from Los Angeles the pair are headed to Hawaii. We wish them both well and a safe passage in the rowing boat ‘Spirit of Orlando’. We will add links to their progress report in due course. Good luck and bon voyage.
Just had some very cheering news indeed. The Brathay 10 in 10 marathon runners have dedicated today’s marathon to the memory of Orlando. Today’s marathon being the 7th of 10. It is three years ago today that Orlando died. This dedication of marathon 7 to Orlando is so very poignant and appreciated and a lovely gesture on the part of all the runners and the team at Brathay.
Adam Holland is leading the group on the fourth of ten consecutive marathons. His times so far are 3’02; 3’13 & 3’30. Imagine waking up to face running a marathon everyday for ten days and still managing a smile! Our encouragement to Adam and all the runners. Please see the links below for updates on progress and to Adams Just Giving Page. All sponsorship greatly appreciated. http://www.brathaywindermeremarathon.org.uk/brathay-10in10/video-updates.aspx www.justgiving.com/tango10marathons
9th May – Orlando’s 29th birthday. The day Adam Holland commences the first of ten consecutive marathons around Lake Windermere in the Brathay 10 in 10 challenge. All at Orlando Rogers Foundation wish Adam the best of luck with this demanding challenge. We’ll keep you posted on his progress. Anyone kindly wishing to sponsor Adam can do so at:- www.justgiving.com/tango10marathons
Paraplegic Angela Madsen and NZ Tara Remington 2014 Trans Pacific Ocean row Angela Madsen the paraplegic woman who circumnavigated Great Britain in 2010 will be performing an extreme rowing project in support of The Orlando Rogers Foundation! How the boat became “The Spirit of Orlando” Spirited Adventurer and friend Orlando Rogers was tragically killed in a plane crash on May 15th 2011. He was 26 years of age and was
Working in partnership with Brathay Trust, we are proud to support Adam Holland in a combined fundraising effort. The ultimate beneficiaries from all funds raised will be used to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people with positive choices about their futures. This will include assisting successful applicants on the Brathay ‘Aspiring Leaders Programme’. (Closing date for this latter being 9th May). Adam is an exceptional