I’m Susanne Evans, I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and have lived for the last 13 years in England. I’m a 40 year old Hairstylist, a very motivated volunteer at my local Foodbank and a mum to two teenage girls.
I want to raise money for Stand by Me because I am amazed by their work and would love to help some of the poorest children in the world. As a mum to two girls, I was very touched by the story of two girls in Romania who live now, thanks to Stand by Me, in the House of Hope and get love and education .
Stand by Me rescued four abandoned babies from a state institution in Romania, where the risk of abuse was extremely high. Today the House of Hope, Dobrun is caring for 10 girls in a purpose built home. The home allows the house parents to meet the individual needs of each girl, providing them with encouragement and the love they need to grow in confidence and feel valued.
I became so inspired by their work that I’m taking the challenge to climb Kilimanjaro in October 2016 to raise as much money as possible for the House of Hope in Romania.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895m and the highest free standing mountain, as well as the most prominent in the world. My challenge is to reach the top of Kilimanjaro following the Machame route. My trail will consist 7 full days on the mountain. As I’m a very motivated woman, my training for the challenge has already started.
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