To bring hope to children living in extreme poverty by running 26.2 miles through rural Rwanda.
Online Total: £1,140.10
Offline Total: £25.00
Gift Aid: £271.78
At 45 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 seen what people face in the global south, and I'd like to see first-hand the challenges of lifting people out of poverty. When I'm sharing about these issues in a youth group, church or WI meeting my message would be so much more effective if I could speak from personal experience.
Me and my family sponsor a 6 year old boy called Crisford, who lives in Ghana. We write to him and love to receive letters back from him. 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 sponsor 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. It doesn't just change the child's life; it has an effect on the whole family and community.
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 £2,500 and 20 sponsored children.