He won’t have his feet up, although sky Sports presenter David Jones is taking advantage of an ancient international break in the Premier League season.
Rather, Jones will climb three marathons in 3 times for School Aid India, climbing over 2,000 feet per day – taking in portions of the Cleveland Way and the North Yorkshire Moors – the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis .
School Aid India – set up by Jones’ mom Helen – provides education for underprivileged children in Darjeeling. Through fund raising she helped to erect a school building which is now full of children that are desperate to understand, day, a few miles and night to get an education their families was possible.
Not a cent comes out of the Indian authorities; sources all of the instruction, books, and even computers, are all supplied from the charity, however, the results have been extraordinary.
Roseberry School – named where Jones climbed up, after the unusual hill Roseberry Topping which sits over the North Yorkshire village – houses 140 children in seven decades, providing an education to lift them and their families out of their poverty trap to them.
Jones explained:”It is an incredible success story but its survival depends entirely on donations – School Aid India is run by volunteers like my mom – and each and every penny goes directly to the faculty.
“Think of it like that:
#20 would give a school uniform to 1 child which would fulfill them
#50 would provide 1 course with a Wide Variety of books
#2250 would cover a teacher’s wages for the whole calendar year.”
The charity has successfully finished the build of some new faculty wing, and now to kit out the building they are currently looking for a costed #7,590 to provide new books, furniture, an IT centre, musical instruments, sports equipment and other tools.
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