“above & beyond” – volunteer Michael celebrates his 50th year in style!

By Kate Stefanko. Filed in volunteer stories, volunteers' fundraising  |  
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On 24 July, Michael will celebrate his 50th year by taking part in one of the world’s toughest Triathlons – Alpe d’Huez. He and his colleague, Paul, will swim 2 miles, cycle 72 miles & finish with a half marathon! (Frankly, I’m exhausted, just thinking about it!)

fundraising - from coast to mountains

fundraising – from coast to mountains

A couple of years ago, Michael and his wife Lynn volunteered in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

As a teacher, Michael worked with one of the cluster of primary schools in an education development project, while Lynn used her health and social care experience in the Emmanuel Advice and Care Centre.

So … what’s the connection between previous volunteer placements and a mountainous triathlon?

Michael will be fundraising for the Emmanuel project – and commits to 100% of the funds raised going to the project.

Please notepeople and places never asks volunteers for more than they already give, but many of you complain when we don’t share fundraising news with you … so, if you’d like to sponsor Michael please let us know and we will give you info as to how you can support him and ensure all and MORE than your donation reaches Emmanuel.



  1. Comment by Nigel Pegler:

    Good luck Michael, you are supposed to slow down when you reach 50! I have!

  2. Comment by kate:

    so … you’ve slowed down, have you, Nigel ? we’ve not noticed here at people and places … another newsletter is imminent, thanks to your hard work editing !

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