The Fused Group’s Senior Partner Account Manager Daniel Priestman recently undertook a 420Km cycling challenge through Madagascar in aid of Computer Aid International, the world’s largest nonprofit supplier of computers to developing countries.
Daniel comments: ‘Just back from Madagascar and it feels great to be back after one of the most testing challenges of my life. 428Km over 5 days of hilly terrain in very hot and humid conditions. Thankfully I invested in the padded shorts and gloves otherwise I am not sure I would have completed the trip!’
Computer Aid International provides only the highest-quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health and not-for-profit organisations in developing countries. Computer Aid has shipped over 130,000 PCs to where they are most needed in more than 100 countries.
Daniel continues; ‘On the second day of the trip we were luck enough to visit a local school which has benefited from Computer Aid International with a 20-strong computer lab; it was really worthwhile seeing the effects our fund-raising would have on schools and children in developing countries.
‘As well as computer projects, Computer Aid has successfully implemented many internet connectivity projects to schools in various countries. This is something that both I and Fused Networks would like to get more actively involved in the future.’
As a group of 30 cyclists, the Madagascan challenge raised over £80,000 for Computer Aid International – a great effort from everyone and Fused congratulates Daniel on his achievements.