Fundraiser of the Month: Rachel Forbes
Thank you to Rachel who took on the Mongol 100 race to raise funds for Walking With The Wounded
In March, Rachel took on one of her biggest challenges, the Mongol 100 race, in order to raise money for Walking With The Wounded. Described by the race organisers as ‘perhaps the hardest thing you will ever take on’ we wanted to congratulate Rachel on her amazing achievement.
The race itself involved participants making their way, from north to south, across Lake Khovsgol by any means: Foot, skate or bike. The lake is one of the 17 ancient lakes in the world and contains the world’s purest fresh water. During winter, the ice freezes over across the whole 100-mile stretch and makes the ultimate adventure challenge course.
As a full time working parent of 3 lively boys, she wanted to push herself beyond her limits and do something extraordinary and decided to sign up to complete the race on foot.
Having served in the British Army for 19 years, a charity for veterans was one of her initial thoughts. Finding more about what Walking With The Wounded do she felt that the cause: supporting a pathway for vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence was perfect.
Successfully completing the race, Rachel has raised an outstanding £5226 for Walking With The Wounded - £2000 over her original target. A massive thank you to Rachel and to all of her supporters.
Are you taking on a challenge or thinking of raising money for us? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org