25 Jun 2018

Dame Kelly Holmes seeking teammates to run, cycle & kayak across Malawi for nutrition

Double Olympic Champion, British record holder and charity founder Dame Kelly Holmes, along with 20 teammates, will run, cycle and kayak across Malawi in support of improving nutrition.

Food security remains a serious issue for Malawi – the 2017 Global Hunger Index states that over a quarter of the country’s population are undernourished.

Kelly is excited to be working with the education and philanthropic travel company Orbis Expeditions to help them launch Sport with a Purpose. The cause for 2018’s expedition is Street Chef, an initiative that aims to get more nutritious street food out to Malawians, using locally sourced food, cooked in an environmentally friendly way.

Dame Kelly Holmes is now searching for 20 teammates to join her for the 7-day expedition. The team will visit Malawian community initiatives in between a 25km run up Mount Mulanje, a 30 or 55km cycle across Zomba Plateau, and a 20km kayak on the stunningly beautiful Lake Malawi.

Applicants should have a high level of fitness, matched by passion, determination, and a sense of adventure!

For more information about the expedition, or to book a place, go to http://www.orbis- expeditions.com/blog/dame-kelly-holmes-the-orbis-challenge-2018/, or email [email protected].