Harry Ellis on a street collection

Student fundraiser Harry leads the way

Star supporter student Harry Ellis talks about his international challenge

By Action Against Hunger

Aug 19 2019

Over the course of the next month, more than one hundred amazing university students will be lacing up their walking boots and getting ready to tackle challenging treks like Everest Base Camp or Machu Picchu. They have been fundraising alongside their studies over the past academic year, organising an impressive amount of events and and activities to hit their targets.

Not only has our latest Star Supporter, Harry Ellis, raised a marvellous £2,209.04, but he has also been supporting a team of five other students at the University of Portsmouth to reach their own fundraising goals as well, together the team have raised £14,414.23! We caught up with Harry ahead of his trek to Machu Picchu to see how he was feeling ahead of his trek.

Why did you decide to support Action Against Hunger?

I chose Action Against Hunger as the charity focuses on hunger, a great cause which I’ve wanted to help put a stop to. In 2018, I went to Ghana and this opened my eyes and encouraged me to actively fundraise and help prevent global hunger.

How did you find the fundraising?

At first the fundraising was difficult, but as I came to terms with the challenge it helped me to gain momentum and reach my target. The student fundraising team were extremely helpful in guiding and recommending fundraising techniques and ideas to further my fundraising.

I organised a casino night, attended multiple street collections, abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and asked friends and family to support me as well.

What are you most looking forward to about the trek?

I enjoy challenging myself so am looking forward to pushing myself to reach the Lost City of the Inca’s on the final day. Throughout the challenge the views are going to be fascinating and I cannot wait to see them!

What would you say to anyone thinking of fundraising for Action Against Hunger?

I would say go for it! It is a great opportunity and it is for a great cause, so get involved and be part of the generation to create a world free from hunger!

The Action team cycling, running, walking and taking on Tough Mudder
The Action team take on challenges

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