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£2,075raised of £2,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,075 to support East Meru Community School, which provides education to underprivileged children in a rural village near Arusha, Tanzania.

    George Town, Cayman Islands
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    Funded on Wednesday, 7th December 2016

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    If you know me well, you'll know that I'm no stranger to marathons. I've done 11 to date, in London, New York, Boston & Chicago. Whilst living in Boston and training for the Boston Marathon, I had to endure freezing temperatures, record breaking snow totals, and icy sidewalks.. and now I live in the Caribbean, but I can honestly say that training conditions here are significantly worse!! If you've every tried running 85+ degree temperatures and 80% humidity, you'll understand. In fact, I vowed to never train for a marathon whilst living in Cayman Islands, as I thought I'd probably die! And then I signed up for the Chicago Marathon, which takes place in October. I optimistically assumed I could do the majority of my 'long runs' during my summer vacation, but I now find myself facing the prospect of at least four more 16+ milers on the island. Oh, and I've also signed up the Cayman Islands Marathon in December...'in for a penny' and all that...

    So, I need some additional motivation to keep me going when I'm getting up at 4:30am on a Sunday in an attempt to avoid the sun's blistering heat, and when I'm trudging my way along the shadeless tarmac with my hydration pack rubbing holes in my sweat-drenched skin, which is why I'd like to dedicate my efforts to support East Meru Community School, a small primary school, located in a rural area of Tanzania, that my mum is closely involved with. Read more about this inspiring place here: http://www.eastmerucommunityschool.com

    A little really will go a long way, so any donation you are willing to make, no matter how small, will be very gratefully received.

    (EMCS is a registered UK charity - # 1168456)



    • Rebecca Wall

      Rebecca Wall

      5 months ago

      Rebecca Wall

      Dear Friends & Family, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SPONSORSHIP. As you can see, we exceeding our fundraising target (which I initially set with only a small hope that we would meet it) and the money is going to be put towards the building of a new classroom. If you haven't already 'liked' their Facebook page, then please do so that you can keep up to date with how your donations are being spent. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, Becky.x

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    • Stuart and Diane

      Stuart and Diane

      Dec 7, 2016

      Well done, Steve and Rebecca.


    • Judith Henshaw

      Judith Henshaw

      Dec 5, 2016


    • Rose Norgate

      Rose Norgate

      Dec 4, 2016

      So good to see schools develop in Tanzania. We ran a workshop for preschool education 20 years ago and have kept up an interest.


    • Carol Parsons

      Carol Parsons

      Dec 4, 2016

      Well done Rebecca and Steve, two of my favorites people!🤗


    • Rosalind George

      Rosalind George

      Dec 4, 2016

      Well done!


    • Paul


      Nov 30, 2016

      Good luck for marathon #2 and well done for all your fundraising. x


    • Amanda Richmond

      Amanda Richmond

      Nov 30, 2016

      Brilliant project and well done to all for such great fund raising xx


    About the fundraiser
    Rebecca Wall

    Rebecca Wall

    George Town, Cayman Islands

    I am a Science Teacher from the UK, currently working at Cayman Prep & High School in the Cayman Islands. In my spare time I like to run (obviously), bike, swim, do yoga, and sing. My family are scattered around the globe...Uganda, New Zealand, Tanzania and England.

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