Iain Gallagher | Leading Pride Ambassador
Following in the Thames Path Challenge footsteps of James Herbert, who last year was named Leading Pride Ambassador for 2017, we have a new set of inspirational candidates, one of whom claiming the honour for the forthcoming year.
Two years ago, Bhubesi Pride Foundation launched its Pride Ambassador Program. The program is aimed at inviting our past volunteers (Pride members) and others passionate about the charity’s work to raise funds or awareness for its projects or encourage others to volunteer with the Pride in Africa.
Having reviewed the work of our most active Pride Ambassadors and Pride members – whose efforts span incredible fundraising campaigns, setting personal challenges, running events or inspiring others to apply for a place on a future team to coach in Africa – we’ve drawn up a shortlist of nominees:
- Iain Gallagher
- Marco Mama
- Rupert & Chandos Neville
- Stacey Jones
- Tim Brear
- Diego Lacroix
- James Herbert
- Ed Nicholls
- Josh Waley
- Sophia Domingos
Many fundraisers have been particularly inspired by our Malawi Build Project plans in Lilongwe, a project set to start as soon as we have acquired an appropriate plot of land. One particular individual learned about these plans before he set out on his own adventure with the Pride as a 5-month volunteer in 2017.
And so our Leading Pride Ambassador for 2018 is…
“A big thank you, Iain, from all at the charity, our Board of Trustees and all whom you’ve represented in Africa this year. We hope you can see your fundraising efforts realised through our build project in Malawi… and that you come back to Lilongwe one day to help us develop the project there!”
Andy Higgs, Chairman, Bhubesi Pride Foundation
To reward, Iain, he was invited to watch the Ireland Team train at Carton House ahead of their recent fixture against the Springboks, have lunch with the players and receive an Ireland shirt from flyhalf Johnny Sexton.