It all began last December, a catch up between two HALO colleagues and the germ of an idea that we wanted to take on the Staff Challenge and raise money to support HALO’s work around the world.
Being a cycling fan, I suggested a two-wheeled challenge and Carly, Operations Manager for HALO Laos, said 'why not cycle from HALO’s office in Laos to our office in Cambodia?'
And so it was, 10 months later we found ourselves, along with Paul Miller, Programme Manager for Laos, ready to set off on a 1000km ride from Sepon, Laos, to Siem Reap, Cambodia to raise money for HALO’s Breaking Boundaries UK Aid Match appeal.
Based in the UK as part of HALO's communications team, nothing had quite prepared me for the heat we would experience over the coming days—37 degrees Celsius and about 80 per cent humidity, plastic was literally melting and so were we!
Helen Broadbridge - Digital Communications Manager, HQ, Carly Sparkes - Operations Manager, Laos, Paul Miller - Programme Manager, Laos