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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WeissenSee 2018 for Bertine House, Ukraine

At the end of this month many ice skaters will travel to Austria to participate in the Weissensee ice skating races. The Traveling Light ice skating team has been in serious training for the upcoming 200 km.

Krijn Donk (Papendrecht) and Henk Swijnenburg (Bleskensgraaf) will be skating 200 km (go figure!) with a clear goal in mind; they want to raise funds for Teen Challenge Bertine House in Poltava, Ukraine.

Some of the mothers and children of Bertine Hous
Bertine House is a Christian shelter and rehabilitation home for women who want to get free from addiction, prostitution, and other life-threatening situations. Mothers with their children can live there safely while working on a hopeful future!

Bertine House, Poltava
We have written about Bertine House in the past (read here). The house in the city of Donetsk was founded by Magne & Olga Gulbrandsen.

However, the war put the women and children in danger and  in September 2014 they had to flee and move to another city. A traumatic experience for those who already came from bad situations. Fortunately, a new location was found in Poltava where the new home was established.

Safe place for mothers & children
Bertine House is completely dependent on donations for everyday activities. Consider, for example, costs for gas and electricity, food, clothing, transport and compensation for workers. The number of women and children varies. If a mother with her child(ren) is ready to move on, there will be room for new guests!

The WeissenSee event is our biggest and most exciting fundraising event of the year and we are looking forward to your participation! All proceeds will fully benefit project Bertine House.

Thank you!
You can sponsor Krijn and Henk as as a team or individually as follows:

  • pledge a certain amount for finishing the race
  • pledge a certain amount per kilometer accomplished
  • pledge a certain amount no matter what the result will be
  • pledge a certain amount for breaking personal records
  • pledge an amlount with whatever idea you have! We just LOVE to hear from you!
You can send your pledges by email to (krijncora@kpnmail.nl) or Facebook.

Of course it is possible to send a gift right now and well to IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275 BIC: RABONL2U St. Traveling Light in Papendrecht. Make sure to mention WEISSENSEE.

We are looking forward to an exciting race with great results, for the skaters as well as for the women and children in Bertine House!

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