Hi, Angus and Mieke here. After many years of working overseas and throughout Canada we want to use the gift of time that retirement has given us to volunteer and give to charity. We are hiking to Machu Picchu, Peru for Cuso International and you can help!
In March 2020 we are trekking through Peru to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu as a personal challenge all while supporting a charity we both believe in, Cuso International.
Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors.
In addition to self funding our trek, are fundraising $5,000 to help sustain Cuso’s vital work. We hope you will consider making a gift today in support of our campaign.
Right now, for every $1 you donate the Canadian Government will provide $9. That means a $25 contribution becomes $250 and a $100 gift becomes $1000!
We are both training hard ( not easy after all those desk jobs!) in order to hike the 10km/day at altitudes of 1300 plus feet. Our rescue dog Dave is training hard right alongside us. Mieke’s goal is to be able to run 10km by the time we leave for our trek and Dave’s goal is to complete his journey from 108 lbs to 94 svelte pounds. Angus is aiming to be able to consistently hike 15 km within 3 hours.
Here is our update: Thank you to everyone who supported Cuso International and my trek to Machu Picchu. Given the current situation with Covid-19 and for the safety of all participants, Cuso International has postponed the Cuso Challenge to October 17-25, 2020. I look forward to going on the Challenge later this year.
Please rest assured that the support you’ve shown will continue to support women and girls in Peru even during this very difficult time. Your generosity means so much to me and Cuso’s mission.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me or Amie Gibson at Cuso International at 1-888-434-2876 ext. 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you and your loved ones are managing to stay safe during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Angus and Mieke
Since 1961, Cuso International has been working to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of volunteers, partners, and donors. Each year Cuso International mobilizes hundreds of professionals who volunteer side-by-side with local partners to create positive and lasting change.
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