8 June 2018
I have decided to take on a half marathon in Kenya next June, yup it's true, you read right! Those of you who know me have probably never even seen me run, I actually can't remember the last time I did either! But what better time than right now to sign up to something a little crazy and very challenging to get the most out of this life!
I am fundraising for Compassion, an incredible charity doing real on the ground work to help children in poverty in a practical way.
I will be specifically raising funds for a solar lighting initiative to give the poorest families a sustainable lighting source all year round, saving them both money (on average these families are living on $1.25 a day) and lives. The black carbon released from the kerosene lamps they currently use is an ongoing problem and claims the lives of so many every year.
This is in part completely selfish on my behalf, I get to travel to a beautiful country for an adventure, but what I have learned about Compassion so far makes me want to be a part of this amazing cause, to be part of a group of ordinary people doing quite extraordinary things!
So I am aiming to raise £5,000 and get five children sponsored for Compassion, a scary number but I am quite determined,
So I put it to you all, my only hard sell I promise! To those I know and love, or maybe I don't know you at all. Today you could make an extraordinary difference in the life of another. A little or a lot, every penny helps! Maybe you could give up your coffee this week and support me instead (I know a big sacrifice coming from the coffee queen herself!)
Or maybe you would like to sponsor a child, an ongoing commitment and a very rewarding one.
All of the money I raise goes to Compassion, it's not a paid holiday for me! Just in case you needed some of the small print!
Oh and one last thing! Pray for me, a half marathon in 10 months!! I'll need all the prayers I can get!!
Big love and blessings to you all!