A woman who has spent the last two years fundraising for Railway Children has recently completed a six-day African bike ride for the same charity.
Christina Frost, a mum from Apsley, was one of 17 cyclists who raised over £60,000 for the charity which helps protect and support children who live on the street across the UK, India and East Africa.
On her ride across Africa, Christina saw some amazing sights including giraffes, flamingos and even did a street walk to see the struggles that children in Africa who live on the street face.
She said: “It was incredible. It was ridiculously hot, ridiculously tough but was such an amazing experience. You’d be cycling and see giraffes just going about their everyday life.
“It was also good to see where our money was going. We did a street walk and saw what these poor children go through every night – it was heart-breaking.”
On the walk through the night, Christina saw children who had been beaten up, urinated on and the rough conditions that some of them live in.
Christina said it was amazing to see some of the same children the next day, laughing, smiling and dancing at one of the youth centres that Railway Children run.
After raising over £1,400, Christina was delighted with how much she raised as it goes much further out there.
She added: “I am so pleased with the amount raised. It goes so much further out there than it does here in the UK. In places like Africa and India, it is so much money.
“To know it is going to a charity which does such amazing work makes it better.”
Christina took part in Ride India last year for the same charity.
To donate, visit www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ChristinaFrost