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    Weʼve raised £767 to teach sports education to children in South Africa.

    Leeds, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 24th March 2017

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    I am travelling to KwaZulu Natal in South Africa in June 2017 with a small group of students at the University of Leeds as part of 'Gryphons Abroad', a project to help young kids in Africa with sports, education and their leadership abilities.

    Specifically, we will be working with the Mnyakanya High School in the Nklanda region, an extremely deprived area where 90% of adults are affected by HIV, 90% are unemployed and there is an extremely high rate of illiteracy in adults of over 60%.

    These children do not have the same opportunity to the education that we get and that's why this project is so important. One of the aims of the project is to teach the children how to ride a bicycle. This is not only a good form of exercise, but it could help to tackle the issue of some students being unable to attend school due to the distance they have to walk. In addition, providing these children with a sports education will be extremely beneficial in their future as they will have developed leadership and teamwork skills essential for a successful future career.

    I am extremely invested in this project as I have been to multiple training sessions for child safeguarding and protection, first aid and there are more to come. I will post updates on these training sessions and my endeavours to fund-raise.

    All the money raised will go towards the costs of the project, including flight and accommodation costs, and whatever else is made will go directly to the the partnership or the school itself that we will be working with.

    Any donations would be so greatly appreciated, so if you have a spare fiver then it would be so kind if you could help me towards this project.

    Also, please share my crowdfunding page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other platform to help me getting a larger response! I would be extremely appreciative.

    If you are interested in finding out any more, click the link below: http://sport.leeds.ac.uk/sport/gryphons-abroad/



    • Charlotte Guest

      Charlotte Guest

      3 days ago

      Charlotte Guest

      Thank you all so much those of you who donated and supported me through this fundraising! I'm so close to my target of £2000 and I could not have done it without your help I'm so grateful! I'm on the last stretch of fundraising now and it hopefully ends with a charity auction/ raffle/ pub quiz and The Anchor in Bookham and I would be so grateful if as many of you who are local could attend. It's on the 8th April at 7pm, and there are some pretty great prizes, such as a £100 Bills voucher and £50 for French Connection (+ more!). Thank you! <3

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    • Charlotte Guest

      Charlotte Guest

      8 days ago

      Charlotte Guest

      Yesterday I completed the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge! It rained pretty much all day and it was so challenging but worth it! Your donations raised £235 and I'm extremely grateful as £250 will buy a bike which we will use to teach the children how to ride! Here's one of the pictures from the hike!

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    • Charlotte Guest

      Charlotte Guest

      10 days ago

      Charlotte Guest

      Tomorrow I will be waking up at 4am to do the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge - that's 26 miles in 12 hours, and rumour has it storm Stella is coming... please donate so that this walk is worth the pain i'll be feeling in my entire body tomorrow xx

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    • Charlotte Guest

      Charlotte Guest

      a month ago

      Charlotte Guest

      Training starts for the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge! Any sponsors would be immensely appreciated! <3

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    • Pete Dowling

      Pete Dowling

      Mar 20, 2017

      Well done finishing the 3 Peaks - a tough challenge in the Yorkshire rain :)


    • Tom Moody

      Tom Moody

      Mar 20, 2017


    • Anna Christiansen

      Anna Christiansen

      Mar 18, 2017

      Hey, hope the 3 peaks walk goes well! See you soon! Anna :)


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