Thursday, 21 October 2021

Cyclist returning to Burma to help orphaned children

A MAN from Gallowstree Common is planning to cycle 400km around Burma to raise money for orphans.

Chris Norris, 44, will set off from the capital Rangoon on October 25 and ride south, close to the border with Thailand, before returning five days later.

He will be part of a 20-strong team raising money for HopeAsia, a charity that cares for vulnerable children by providing them with an education and a safe place to live.

The money will go towards improving an orphanage that looks after 40 children.

Mr Norris, who lives in The Hamlet with wife Helen and sons Adam, 12, and six-year-old Toby, said: “Our objective is to raise enough to finance a robust accommodation block for orphans, which has just started to be built, and contribute to the ongoing running costs.” He also plans to sell some of his family’s unwanted items, such as prams and child car seats, to raise more money.

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