Alumna Rosie’s Charity Hitchhike

Rosie in her stick-on moustacheOn 24th March, 2007 leaver Rosie Chapman will embark on a 1,200-mile sponsored hitchhike to Morocco with two university friends, in aid of The Link Community Development Fund.

The LCD is a charity that seeks to work with the governments in the UK, the USA and some of the poorest areas of Africa to improve provision and standards of schooling. The curriculum they provide includes information about HIV and AIDS, since it has been shown that quality education has a critical part to play in preventing the spread of the disease and lessening its impact.

Rosie has already smashed her minimum fundraising target of £375 and continued fundraising activities, including an upcoming speed-dating event and a cake sale at the University, have meant her current sponsorship total now stands at £1200. In order to raise this fantastic amount and encourage donations, Rosie agreed to complete a personal challenge as each fundraising milestone was achieved. Rosie has given up chocolate, fasted completely for 24 hours, wore her onesie (adult baby grow) for a day of lectures, wore a stick-on moustache for a week and slept on the sitting room floor for a week, all in aid of this fantastic charity. She also intends to complete the hitchhike to Morocco in fancy dress, and plans to run the Liverpool Half Marathon 18th March in fancy dress as well, in order to boost sponsorship even more, in order to achieve her target of £2000 before the end of June.

Rosie is currently studying a degree in Nursing  at the University of Liverpool, and after qualification as a Staff Nurse is interested in using her medical training for humanitarian work. The LCD Fund are offering a £400 travel voucher to the individual who raises the most money for the charity which Rosie hopes to win in order to use it to complete one of her Nursing Placements in Tanzania, where she intends to assist on a Neonatal Ward.

If you would like to support Rosie's efforts, please visit her JustGiving Page. We wish her every success in her fundraising, and look forward to hearing further from her upon her return.

Published: 12th March 2012