Two Dutch CWS teams participate in the MacLehose Trailwalker
This year, two Dutch CWS teams will participate in the MacLehose Trailwalker, a 100km endurance race on the MacLehose trail in Hong Kong. On the morning of Friday the 16th of November 2018 Dirk Schraven, Jan-Willem Möller, Jelle Tolsma, Jeroen van Mourik, Rogier van Bijnen, Servaas Chorus, Stephan Smeets and Victor Abad will set out to race the 100km as two CWS teams, scaling Hong Kong’s toughest and highest mountains, conquering 5,000 meters of elevation. Whilst the race allows for the teams to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail in 48 hours, both CWS teams are aiming to complete the race within 24 hours.
The MacleHose Trailwalker (website) is an iconic Hong Kong 100km trail race that began in 1981 as a training exercise for the Queen's Gurkha Signals unit of Nepalese soldiers in the British Army during Hong Kong's colonial days. Since opening the event to civilians in 1986, nearly 100,000 participants have raised over HKD 530 million (EUR 58 million) to support various poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects in Africa and Asia. In teams of four, Trailwalkers have 48 hours to complete the 100km MacLehose Trail that begins in Pak Tam Chung in Sai Kung Country Park and ends at Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long.
Team CWS is raising funds for the charity ‘Child Welfare Scheme' (CWS) in Nepal. CWS (website) is dedicated to supporting and empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and women in Nepal through projects that focus on protection, education, health care and opportunities. The aim is to empower children and communities to create a brighter future for themselves.
The Dutch CWS team raised over HKD 200,000 (EUR 22,000) in each of the past three years. The generous donations contributed to the improvement of the Primary School infrastructure and Play and Sports Materials for 6 primary schools, refresher training for 10 Primary School teachers, and Book Corners for 12 Primary Schools. This year, our goal is to raise at least HKD 200,000 (EUR 22,000) for the various projects undertaken by CWS as further described below.
How to Donate
Donations can be made via the site:
We appreciate any kind of financial support. Any donation, large or small, goes a long way in Nepal. We hope you can support us to get through the 100km race, for the benefit of less privileged children, through the excellent work of CWS.
We are grateful for your support and invite you to become a sponsor of our great team. We have had months of preparation and are determined to cross the finishing line within 24 hours! It is an amazing challenge, and your invaluable support will help us through the long race. Recent training sessions and the race progress can be followed on our FaceBook page:
Our sincere appreciation in advance for your generosity.
MacLehose Trailwalker Team CWS 2018