As I’m sure all of our avid readers are aware, one of Metro’s own is set to embark on an adventure as promising as it is inspiring. Get used to hearing the name Pete Boatfield on this blog because we at Metro Broadcast couldn’t be prouder of our “freelancer-turned-fundraiser”.

Yesterday (23rd Feb) marked the beginning of his 4,500 mile charity rally from Germany to The Gambia’s capital, Banjul. Over the course of just three weeks, seven teams of two from both England and Germany will travel to the ASB Hospital with supplies invaluable to one of the world’s poorest countries. The hospital currently treats approximately 36,000 patients a year, often with life-threatening conditions. In order for this service to continue, it requires donations of 1 Euro per patient. 

With a truck filled to the brim with medical supplies, clothing and gifts, Pete is already displaying that Metro grit and determination; planning to cover 1,400 miles in the first two days! That’s not to mention the excellent progress being made with regards to fundraising and Social Media presence. His blog updates perfectly illustrate his excitement, and with a “do-it-yourself” style documentary planned (kind of like those horror films in the forests – but with less screaming), things couldn’t be looking better right now! Life is good! (Whoever says I am a pessimist is clearly lying!)

While the memory of our London base is probably far to the back of his mind, we would like to wish Pete the very best of luck with everything; hoping he stays safe, raises lots of money and even proves that the English and Germans can put their sporting rivalry aside for the greater good.  

If you’d like to sponsor Pete and Hannah too, then follow the link here: http://peteboatfield.wix.com/drive-to-help#!donate/c1ghi

Like the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/drivetohelpUK

Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Drivetohelp

And if you’d like to follow their journey, read their blog here: http://peteboatfield.wix.com/drive-to-help#!news/c1tch


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