Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Three years ago I changed my life and started running. I do it alone; it's just for me. But hopefully my story (blog-blog) can inspire some of you to chase your dreams, and encourage all of you to make a quick and easy donation to SA-Yes. 

I work for a Scottish charity that recently led a successful campaign to raise the compulsary age of leaving care in Scotland from 16 to 21, with additional support available up to the age of 26. Further afield, young people aren't so fortunate and the cycle of disadvantage is a tough one to break regardless of where you are in the world. That's why this year I have decided to fundraise for an international charity in line with my first international marathon! 

South African Youth Education for Sustainability provides befriending and educational programmes for children and young people aged between 14-25 who are leaving care homes unaccompanied in South Africa, where the compulsary age of leaving care is 18. Often young careleavers end up on the streets and/or involved in crime and gang culture, but with your donations and support, SA-Yes can continue improving the lives and futures of more and more vulnerable young people through befriending.

Help me raise funds to change the life of a vulnerable young person and build a brighter future for them...

This is my first Marathon, and those long, sore months of training throughout the Scottish winter have been tough...and mostly very dark. Please support my final efforts as I fly solo to the States and take on the 2014 Asics LA Marathon on 9th March. Thank you! :)

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Updates 1

On 9th March I ran the LA Marathon!! All 26.2miles! It was HOT, but amazing, and worth every step of hard work to get there. Please consider sparing a small amount to help me raise as much as possible to support befriending opportunities for young people. Thank you!!

01/04/14 02:26

Raising money for

SA-YES (South African Youth Education for Sustainability)

SA-YES (South African Youth Education for Sustainability)

Charity Registration No. 1127701

SA-YES provides a one-to-one mentoring programme for young people making the transition from children's homes to independent living in South Africa. It costs 600GBPounds for one young person to go through our programme for one year. Please sign up for our newsletter via our website: www.sa-yes.com.

Raising money for

Run by SA-YES (South African Youth Education for Sustainability)

Charity Registration No. 1127701

Donations 19

You are such an inspiration!

Donation by Maya Papaya on 25/05/14

£50.00

Good luck Nikki. Have a great race and enjoy it! Si & Kath

Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Many happy returns of the day Tatty :-) Thank you for your continued support of SA-YES.

Donation by Keith Shone on 03/04/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Al on 29/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Very inspiring :) I hope you reach your goal!

Donation by Ashley B. on 13/03/14

$20.00

Well done!! Here a quid a mile : ) xx

Donation by James salisbury on 11/03/14

£26.20

+ £6.55 Gift Aid

you are such an inspiration, and a wonderful office mate! What a winner!!!

Donation by Alex C-H on 10/03/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done! X

Donation by Lindsay & Chris on 10/03/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Congratulations and well done Tatty :-) Thank you for your support of SA-YES and the young people of South Africa.

Donation by Keith Shone on 10/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go go gadget Ganders!!!

Donation by MC on 09/03/14

£21.69

+ £5.42 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Mum & Dad on 06/03/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Nikki, you'll be amazing xx

Donation by Jen Lynch on 06/03/14

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/02/14

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 25/02/14

£2.00

via sms

Go Nikki! Remember to give a big smile crossing that line!

Donation by Craig on 24/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 24/02/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

via sms

Good luck and all the best.

Donation by Gary on 23/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

text donation

Good luck poppet!

Donation by Pamela Mundt on 20/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

via sms

Here's a starter for 10! Thank you Tatty for supporting SA-YES and the deserving young people in South Africa. Best wishes for a successful run.

Donation by Keith Shone on 20/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£269.87
  • Offline donations£81.66
  • Text donations£17.00
  • Total raised£368.53
  • Gift Aid£55.72

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