To bring hope to children living in extreme poverty by running 26.2 miles through rural Rwanda.
Online Total: £911.10
Offline Total: £25.00
Gift Aid: £214.53
At 44 years old I've challenged myself to run my first marathon - in the hills of rural Rwanda.
For the past year I have been attending various groups and events speaking about the work of MAF, a charity who bring hope to the most isolated and vulnerable people using aviation and technology. Being involved with this work has sparked a genuine interest in understanding the plight of communities living in extreme poverty.
I've never been to a third world country, and I'd like to see first-hand the challenges that people living in poverty face. When I'm sharing about these issues in a youth group, church or WI meeting my message would be so much more effective if speaking from personal experience.
Our family sponsors a 6 year old boy called Crisford, who lives in Ghana. We write to him and he writes back. I am seeing how the work of Compassion UK is making a huge difference in children's lives around the world. Through this challenge I want to raise support which will enable more lives to be transformed.
I would love it if you could take a few minutes to look at the Compassion UK web site. There you can read about some of the children that desperately need a sponsor. It would be fantastic if you could consider sponsoring a child who is living in poverty. It costs £25 per month (83p per day) and your giving will change a child's life forever.
I'm in no way a seasoned runner, and I know that completing a marathon in the hills of Rwanda is going to be a massive challenge for me. I'd appreciate your support. Please consider making a donation to the work of Compassion UK, and help me reach my target of £10,000 and 20 sponsored children.