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Please help me raise money for a very worthy cause: girls' educations in Africa. CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) is a British-based charity working in rural Africa dedicated to supporting and extending girls' educations. CAMFED focuses on girls because they are more likely than boys to drop out of school when poor families are struggling to make ends meet.

If girls are given a chance to finish their education, they will be able to improve their life and the lives of their families and future children. It's that simple. One girl supported by CAMFED said: "If only I get the chance, I will do something great." She is now a doctor.

Donating through this site is easy, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: CAMFED International will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. If you are in the U.S., you don't need to worry about pound/dollar conversions, as your credit card will do the work for you.

By sponsoring me for just one pound per mile, you can send one primary school girl to school for one year. I am hoping that my efforts in the London Marathon will be enough to fill a few classrooms in Africa.

The more you give, the more girls we can send to school, giving me more inspiration to complete this challenge. As a mother to two boys, I feel very strongly that this is a great way to do something for girls for a change. CAMFED is a small charity with low overheads, with 92 percent of your donation going directly to its programs in Africa. If you live in the United States and want to donate in dollars for tax purposes, you can mail your donation to CAMFED USA Foundation, Fiona Macauley President, 1215 35th St. NW, Washington DC 20007. Please put a note with the donation that it is for Maureen Stapleton's London Marathon and let me know how much you donated so I can include it in this total. You can follow the laughs and tears of my training in my online journal, http://marathonmum.blogspot.com. Thank you in advance for your generous support. Maureen

Raising money for

CAMFED

CAMFED

Charity Registration No. 1029161

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. Educating girls is the single most powerful weapon in the fight against poverty & AIDS. Camfed supports girls in rural Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania & Malawi. More than 2,420,900 children have benefitted. Visit www.camfed.org for more info.

Donations 28

Mmm mm. Lookit those calves.

Donation by D.P.A. MacManus on 15/06/05

£28.00

Donation by Anonymous on 02/05/05

£28.00

Congratulations

Donation by Anonymous on 25/04/05

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

well done!

Donation by Stephen V on 19/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Well done Maureen! Go Mo!

Donation by Anonymous on 18/04/05

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

many congratulations on a heroic mother's home run!

Donation by A. Pearson on 18/04/05

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

What a great job and effort

Donation by M & D on 17/04/05

£250.00

Make sure you come second, or they'll know you're a Super!!

Donation by Lucy W on 16/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/05

£50.00

GOOD LUCK!

Donation by MARK GILBERT on 15/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Best of luck on the day

Donation by Richard, Tara and Elspeth - Circus St on 14/04/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I wonder whether Cath will ever do running shoes!

Donation by Your Most Excellent Pilates Teacher on 13/04/05

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck!!! Go Get EM!!!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/05

£50.00

Donation by Anonymous on 13/04/05

£26.00

Good Luck - keep running

Donation by Anonymous on 11/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck - you can do it!

Donation by Anonymous on 10/04/05

£15.00

Donation by Angela Sweeney on 07/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Enjoy!

Donation by Paul & Amanda Brilliant on 06/04/05

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Donation by Maureen & Charlie Michaud on 03/04/05

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Donation by sinead on 21/03/05

£15.00

Donation by Ryan on 21/03/05

£25.00

Donation by Anna Davies on 21/03/05

£150.00

+ £42.31 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/05

£36.00

+ £10.15 Gift Aid

Donation by Jane Ellis on 15/03/05

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Run, run, run Aunt Maureen!

Donation by Kiera Donnelly on 11/03/05

£100.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,656.00
  • Offline donations£2,148.71
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,804.71
  • Gift Aid£264.85

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