Orienteering Success!

On Saturday 6th September, Mercy in Action hosted our very first Orienteering Event! The day was a huge success, providing hours of fun for all involved, and raising over £600 for our projects with street children in the Philippines! We would like to thank Steph, Philippa and the team for all their hard work in putting the event on, the Old Crown Pub at Kelston for hosting us, and all those brave ‘orienteerers’ who raised so much money. We’re busy planning the next one already, so we thought we’d leave the stories and updates up to the participants …

“It was perfect weather and we had a very fun time. It was the first time we had ever done orienteering and we managed to get our entire family around a fair amount of the course (children age 4, 7 and 9), which was an achievement.”  (Georgie)

Some of the younger explorers!

Relaxing after the hike

“Please keep us informed of your next date. We had a great afternoon. The children are still devising plans on how to get more points next time!” (Coliette)

“I am sure the others will echo my comments but it was simply a fantastic and fun event. The kids loved finding the points (when not hoovering the blackberries off the bushes!) and the walk was beautiful. What puts the icing on the cake is reading your what the event achieved! Thanks for organising such a good afternoon for all who were involved and I am already looking forward to the next one.” (Amanda)

Enjoying the well earned BBQ

It was so fun, even they wanted to join in!






“We all enjoyed it immensely. That side of Bath is so beautiful, we have never been before!” (Allison)

“Our family enjoyed it so much – I couldn’t believe our 6 year old actually climbed/ran up Kelston with almost no moaning and the kids loved finding the MiA donation tubes all over the course. We can’t wait for the next one and will definitely spread the word. It’s also great that the afternoon went to such a worthwhile cause.” (Edith)

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