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Hello

Thank you for visiting my page. I am raising money for a small charity called African Revival via a sponsored bike riding challenge, 500KM in ten days across .

African Revival empowers Zambians to lift themselves out of poverty by providing a range of education opportunities.

When we talk about poverty it is hard for us in a wealthy western country to comprehend the reality of life and premature death for many Zambians but here are a couple of facts to consider. For those who survive birth life expectancy is just 41 years however deaths at birth run at over 20% of live births. Clearly something has to change.

It has been shown that by providing simple basic education people will live a longer and better life than those who do not benefit from an education, this lasting life long benefit is why African Revival chose to provide education facilities rather than headline grabbing short term "relief" aid.  they further support this with long term management and teacher training. More rmation can be found at www.africanrevival.org

The minimum sponsorship for this event is £3000 and I think you should know where the money goes. £2075 goes to a company called Classic tours that provide all the logistic facilities to make the challenge possible the rest goes directly to African Revival, at least £925. Remember this is a minimum value, it would be great to raise well in excess of this amount so please keep giving even, in fact especially, after the £3000 target is achieved.

So you may ask why would I sponsor someone to basically go on an adventure holiday as opposed to sending the charity the money directly? This is a good question, please remember African Revival choose to raise funds in this way, the challenges they organise provides them with cost effective PR material and the opportunity to enter into these challenges means more people, people like me, get involved in raising money for their projects ultimately resulting a greater revenue for them than if I had not brought them to your attention with this sponsorship request.

Naturally I have personal reasons for wanting to complete this challenge and African Revival are wise to use the word challenge and 500KM in ten days across poor roads, maybe no roads, is certainly that. It may be worth noting four of the ten days are spent in transit to and from leaving only six days to ride the 500KM!

I have been involved in promoting cycling in my own community via a not for profit volunteer run bike workshop where people can “learn to love their bike” i.e. learn to fix it. This cycle riding challenge meets two points of interest for me, cycling of course and providing education and empowerment which is what we aim to achieve in our own small way in our community workshop.

I am also keen to loose that middle age spread which seems so often to overtake the office bound male before its too late!

Once again thank you for taking the time to read this and please consider sponsoring me and African Revival as much as you are able.

Ed

 

 

 

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Raising money for

African Revival

African Revival

Charity Registration No. 1108718

Our vision is of an Africa where children have access to education, opportunity, and choice. African Revival currently works with remote and marginalised communities in Zambia and Uganda. Founded in 2005, we have touched the lives of over 250,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa in 8 years.

Donations 23

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EGRANDO says good luck

Donation by Ed Spencer on 17/05/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Ed Spencer on 17/05/11

£22.05

+ £5.51 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ed! I bet you've given up getting money out of me ;-)

Donation by Peter Novell on 10/04/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, Ed, thanks for your help also.

Donation by George Rankine on 29/10/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Go for it Ed - what a fantastic bike ride that'll be!

Donation by Joe on 29/10/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go dude...... I'm with Ivor, keep the clthes on mate!!

Donation by darren long on 19/08/10

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I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like

Donation by adrian tarquini on 02/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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GO for it me!

Donation by Ed Spencer on 28/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Ed Just promise you will keep your clothes on !!

Donation by ivor Chamberlain on 23/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ed! Hope it goes well!

Donation by Will Harley on 19/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Every little helps! Good luck with the challenge, Ed, I'm sure it'll be a breeze!

Donation by Dave on 16/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Go for it Ed!

Donation by Phil on 16/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Ed.

Donation by Steve on 16/07/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Go Ed! If you can do it, so can I! xxx

Donation by Anna on 16/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ed

Donation by Kate Spencer on 13/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ed, I know you will make it

Donation by Allan Withers on 13/07/10

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Good luck with the fundraising Ed. Best wishes for the challenge ahead!

Donation by Daniel Brown on 12/07/10

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Go for it Ed, all the best mate

Donation by Andy Critchfield on 09/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Lucky you - Cycling around in May while i'm mowing grass, cutting hedges and swearing at stuck bottom brackets! Have fun.

Donation by Chris Stevenson on 09/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of luck ED from your friends at Clifton !

Donation by mark williams on 09/07/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Hi Ed , Good luck from the team at aspen, train lots! all the best

Donation by Nigel O' Sullivan on 07/07/10

£30.00

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Have fun training!

Donation by Adam Spencer on 07/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck getting your donations in Ed. :)

Donation by Simon Spencer on 06/07/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£452.05
  • Offline donations£8,600.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£9,052.05
  • Gift Aid£115.77

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