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£4,925raised of £500 target by 155 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,925 to Montgomery Orphanage, Zimbabwe.

    Funded on Sunday, 30th April 2017

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    I have been training for over a year now for the Marathon Des Sables, and its now almost time for the Hardest Footrace, starting April 2017. I have never asked for charity before, but for this event, I've chosen a place very close to home and heart.

    Montgomery Orphanage is a Christian run establishment in Zimbabwe. I have been supporting them for the last 6 years, but only with clothes/crayons and sweets, and whatever I can take with me when I go back on holiday. They are constantly stretched due the to difficult times in Zimbabwe. They have a huge spectrum of children there, from babies, who have just arrived, to young adults, who have progressed all the way through and now at college. All of this is funded by themselves. They are constantly trying to find money for simple things such as school shoes (on average 2 pairs per child per year), backpacks, fuel for the truck that takes them to and from the local school. They are a small orphanage, but with a very big heart, and anything we can raise will help them



    • Melanie Sang1 year ago
      Melanie Sang

      Melanie Sang

      1 year ago

      I finished... wow, what an amazing experience. I loved it, and made the most of every minute. I met some amazing people, including Duncan Slater (the double amputee), Tom (who came 3rd male finisher), and my tent mates were just amazing. This is a really brutal race, and some great lessons learnt. It doesnt matter how much or how hard you have prepared for something, but there is always a curveball waiting for you, and as long as you don't panic, and deal with it then and there, you can survive. Mentally challenging..

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    • Melanie Sang1 year ago
      Melanie Sang

      Melanie Sang

      1 year ago

      We are close now to departure time, and I've started to taper my training. Just a nice easy 16km on Saturday (with some compass navigation practice), and a 50km cycle with a friend. Next 2 weeks will be spend stretching, hitting the sauna, trying a bit of bikram yoga (part of the heat training i guess, but don't think it will make a big difference). Starting to pack my food, which is being restricted to around 2000Kcals a day, and so far weighs in at 3.56kgs. Might be able to take a bit of weight off this, but something to work towards.

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    Page last updated on: 4/25/2017 5:55 PM



    • Penny Collins

      Penny Collins

      Apr 25, 2017

      Wow, I'm never going to whine in your class again !! Amazing lady hard on the outside...soft in the middle!! Well done and such a great cause .... Everybody wins xxx #inspiration


    • c turner

      c turner

      Apr 24, 2017

      What a incredible and inspirational achievement well done you!Cassie Matt and Bethan xxx


    • Anonymous


      Apr 24, 2017

      Amazing achievement Mel! Donni&Ervin


    • Rebecca Sykes

      Rebecca Sykes

      Apr 23, 2017

      What an amazing challenge to take on. Great running. Rebecca & Jim


    • janet paremain

      janet paremain

      Apr 21, 2017

      Well done Mel. What an incredible achievement !


    • Rick Slater

      Rick Slater

      Apr 20, 2017

      Well done Mel. What an amazing achievement. Lots of love Rick & Lynne x


    • Stuart


      Apr 20, 2017

      Well done Mel.


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    Melanie Sang

    Melanie Sang

    I am born and bred in Zimbabwe, and am running the Marathon des Sables in April 2017 to raise money for Montgomery Orphanage

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