and Olive… 'one must decide on any of their upcoming challenges'.
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..."Our objective is to show people the value and enjoyment of motivation, commitment and helping others," said Brian Wilkie, G4G's challenge director.
"G4G has held three successful adventures in the past and even the treks scheduled for next May have already started to receive registrations.It is pleasing to see that more and more people are joining in our efforts."
To be part of G4G activities, one must decide on any of their upcoming challenges, fill in and submit a booking form and register.Each individual then raises a particular sum of money depending on whether the challenge is within U.A.E or outside it.
They would promote our motives and bring awareness about our purposeful activities," hoped Brian
Apart from donations to organisations in Dubai, G4G
has supported charitable causes in Namibia, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania.Funds have been used to renovate an orphanage in Northern Thailand, deliver much needed ambulances in Africa and even build a clinic in Ilam, a rural district close to the Everest.
"The most common remark that participants on our challenges have made is regarding the change they have felt within themselves.They have been able to push their limits and work as a team with like-minded people.These are rare opportunities considering the sedentary lives that most of us have gotten so used to by now," added Brian
, who has himself been on all the last three challenges says, "Our survey shows that two out of every three participants come back for more worthwhile adventures at G4G within the year.The physical aspect is undoubtedly there but the challenges are mentally taxing as well.
"However when you realise that whatever effort you put in was to reach out to the needy, the fatigue seems to just fade away."
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