42km / 26.2 miles for orphans in Africa
I'm running the 2012 New York City marathon for Bread and Water for Africa UK because they protect orphaned children.
Event: 2012 New York City Marathon on 04/11/2012
£2,707.43 raised of £7,500.00 target
£2,707.43 raised so far
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For a third year in a row, I’ll be undertaking the 2012 New York City Marathon, and helping to raise money for orphanages supported by Bread and Water for Africa UK.
In the past, I've fundraised for Bread and Water's partner organisation, the Lewa Children’s Home, based in Eldoret, Kenya. When I first visited the Home in 2010, I was amazed by the accomplishments of Phyllis Keino, the Home's founder, and Jos Creemers, the manager of the adjoining Baraka Farm. Their hard work, dedication and unconditional love for Kenya’s neglected children inspired me to run for Lewa and raise money for two very important projects: the construction of two much-needed water reservoirs and a new and improved cheese-processing factory at Baraka Farm.
Thanks to your support we raised almost £18,000 in total in 2010 and 2011 and Bread and Water for Africa UK matched every pound!
The reservoirs and the new cheese factory that we fundraised for are now built. Because of these projects, the Lewa Children's Home is now in a better position to harvest rainwater and become self-sufficient through the sale of its crops and milk / cheese products.
On the 4th of November 2012 I plan to do it all over again. This year, however, I would like to extend my fundraising efforts to all three Children’s Homes in Africa supported by Bread and Water for Africa UK:
· The Lewa Children's Home, Kenya
· The Kabwata Transit Centre, Zambia
· The Mustard Seed Foundation, Sierra Leone
Like the Lewa Children’s Home, the Mustard Seen Foundation and the Kabwata Transit Centre provide food, shelter, education, healthcare, and love to orphaned children. The funds raised will go to support necessary projects such as the construction of a kitchen at the Mustard Seed Foundation, or the implementation of a nursery class at the Lewa Children's Home.
Your support over these past few years has been overwhelming and I’d like you to know that your generous sponsorship is making a real difference to the lives of orphans in Kenya. I just returned from Kenya, and visited the Lewa Children's Home. I can can vouch for the continued excellence in their work and care provided.
For more information on these programmes, or any other Bread and Water for Africa UK you can visit my profile on their website at:
All the best,
Charity Registration No. 1103138
Bread and Water for Africa UK's mission is to promote positive change in Africa by supporting and strengthening grassroots initiatives for community self-sufficiency, health and education. We encourage self-reliance and we support sustainable projects. http://www.breadandwaterforafrica.org.uk
Donated on behalf of Nalini, Nanju, Priya, and the boys!
Donation by Damian Miller on 29/12/12
If possible, I´d like my donation to contribute to the fantastic work at Lewa Children Home in Eldoret, Kenya
Donation by Arvid Tollisen on 21/12/12
Donation by Kelvin Gichohi on 03/12/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Damian - great cause, we know you'll run another year! Hugs J, M & L
Donation by Judy Everett on 20/11/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Pity about the run, but I loved the video of you training in Bangalore
Donation by John Mudie on 17/11/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Hope to catch up with you soon, good luck with the training for the next time :)
Donation by Dharshan Wignarajah on 12/11/12
Sorry you didn't get to run the marathon but I figured the fundraising efforts continue. I also figured that even a little but could help. Cheers!
Donation by Eve Sibley on 09/11/12
Well done Damian, It must have been distressing to see the scale of the damage. We left New York on the Friday before the the storm.
Donation by Roger Scotford on 08/11/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Sholto Morton on 08/11/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Andy Fuller on 08/11/12
+ £6.55 Gift Aid
What is there to say. There's always next year. Good luck with the fund raising and well done on that front.
Donation by Gillian on 06/11/12
damian, hope you reach your fund raising target. your marathon target is just round the corner.
Donation by kalpana komal on 05/11/12
Damian: Although we'll all have to wait until next year for another marathon, the cause remains a good one. Best wishes, Wayne & Susanne
Donation by Wayne & Susanne Cotter on 04/11/12
Great cause my friend. Sorry not to see you head out today but keep in training for the next one.
Donation by MIchael & Vanessa Naylor on 03/11/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Best of Luck!
Donation by JAMSHYD GODREJ on 03/11/12
Donation by Jeffrey Green on 01/11/12
Donation by Karen Schuler on 01/11/12
Damian, Best of luck. Should be a crazier day than normal! Keep me posted.
Donation by John Connorton III on 01/11/12
Good luck on Sunday -- we'll look for you. JC, Sun-Sun, & Sophie.
Donation by JC de Swaan on 01/11/12
Run, Damian, Run!
Donation by Debra Lew on 01/11/12
All the best!
Donation by Megh on 01/11/12
Caracas is rooting for you! Thanks for reminding us that great need in our own back yards shouldn't keep us from giving farther afield too -
Donation by Jon Paul, Kate, Maya and Fiona on 01/11/12
Hope you stay safe and inspire others around you!
Donation by JF Li on 01/11/12
Donation by Leigh Vial on 31/10/12
Best of luck at the marathon Damian. We need a little bit of inspiration in these tough times.
Donation by Eugene Kwon on 31/10/12
- * Online donations£2,707.43
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£2,707.43
- Gift Aid£193.10
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