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
- Schools and education
- Time left
- 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 Wall3 months ago
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
Dec 7, 2016
Well done, Steve and Rebecca.
Dec 5, 2016
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.
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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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