Day one of the Authors’ challenge….

The purpose behind the fundraising activities

Well I sent an all-office email out today, declaring my intention to lose weight over the coming months. I got a great response from several colleagues, and hope that by 1st of June I will have lost enough to generate a good amount of money for

Colleagues took pictures as I got weighed today

At 1pm today I was weighed officially, and below are my results:


17 stone 9 lbs / 113.4 kg for me.

My colleague & friend Karen registered a weight of 10 stone 4 lbs

I want to lose as much as I can by 1st June so we can use funds raised in good time before late September when I hope to return to Pakati.

Please help me help the wonderful students of both Pakati schools via

Lets repeat scenes like this last September when some lucky students were the first to try out the computers donated and delivered to pakati schools


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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