GET INVOLVED :)
TREEZ needs your help.
As we employ as many people as we can locally, what we mainly need is hard cash to pay our helpers; considering the levels of poverty here, it would be unreasonable to hope or expect that people would do all the hard work voluntarily.
The people need income and one of the most important things that we as employers can do, is to create jobs. Although TREEZ aims to help replant and protect the Plateau, generating income for the communities makes the project all the more sustainable.
Run for a purpose,
Run for TREEZ!
Join an event and help TREEZ by getting your friends and family to help :)
Events coming up:
Unless the world has sufficiently recovered, It will be a virtual event again but we would like it to happen.
This time we can maybe make into more of a competition, but we will still be trying to raise money for TREEZ.
You will be able to join us here on Zomba Plateau (like I did this year) or, alternatively, for those of you who are not lucky enough to be in Zomba on the day, you can join un in a "virtual" Run4Reforestation wherever you are in the world. You can run on your own or you can get a team together, or ask your local running club to join you. Pick the distance you want to run and ask your family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor you.
More info to come :)
The Orbis Challenge
The Challenge brings together a group of people passionate about their running and in search of an adventure with purpose at it’s heart. A team that dares to head off the beaten track, runners who get the tingle at the thought of rising at dawn and running trails which demand endurance, courage and determination.
It is a physical and mental challenge. Each day offers something different, a chance to combine your passion for running with exploring a hidden area of Africa, interacting with some inspirational communities and seeing some of the countries highlights. The experience of a lifetime.
Postponed until further notice, so watch this space :)
In 2020 Susie Chan (Endurance Runner) will be hosting the challenge.
Susie has four times finished the legendary Marathon des Sables, won the Adventure Category of the 2017 Coastal Challenge Costa Rica, survived five days’ self-sufficient running 250km through the Amazon jungle, run the Thames Path 100, become a Six Star Finisher at the World Marathon Majors, come 3rd placed female at the 2018 Self Transcendence 24-hour track race, completed numerous multi-stage ultra-marathons and broken the world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours.
She can’t wait to add Mulanje Mountain, Zomba Plateau and Lake Malawi Trails to her list!
Every year the Orbis Challenge chooses a different organization to support and for the next challenge, all funds raised by the participants will go towards TREEZ :)
If you would like to participate in this or other Orbis Challenges, go exploring their exciting website :)
If you would like to support this year's participants and help fundraise for TREEZ, we will be putting up a dedicated JustGiving link here, imminently - Watch this space.