Linda will be blazing a trail as she and two friends take on the Asnes Expedition Amundsen and raise funds on the way. A British pediatrician who lives with her family and works in Germany, Dr Johnston Rohrbasser is asking for donations for Care in Action after getting to know how we improve lives.
“I am part of a British women's team taking part in the Amundsen expedition on 27th February 2020. Our bid is to be the first GB women's team to cross the finish line. The race travels 100km across the Hardangervidda in Norway. We must be self-sufficient, on skis pulling a pulka with a minimum of 40kg of equipment and food. We have been carefully planning and training for the last 18 months and are covering all costs (entry fee, equipment, training, transport, food etc) ourselves.”
Linda and her two friends are prepared for the extreme conditions and know that they may be called out of their way to help if another team comes into trouble. “Åsnes Expedition Amundsen is an expedition race like no other. Solo or a part of a team, this is a tough challenge. You will not see a lot of people. The Hardangervidda mountain plateau in February/March could appear beautiful and idyllic, but can quickly become dangerous and wild.” Amundsen Expedition
As she takes on this challenge Linda is asking for donations to improve the lives of children like Iryna in Ukraine. Iryna was taken out of extremely poor living conditions and raised in an institution with her two younger brothers. Despite the hardship, Iryna actively participated in Care in Action programmes and learned to apply herself to her studies. With our tutoring and ongoing support Iryna achieved her goal to study Journalism and will graduate with far better opportunities for life.
“Your support of Care-in-Action will help motivate me through the bitter cold and harsh weather we are likely to face during this expedition. Thanks for giving.”
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