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£187raised of £2,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to teach sports education to children in South Africa.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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/

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  • Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte Guest

    3 hours ago

    Charlotte Guest

    I have set up a Depop account in order to sell some of my clothes to fundraise for this project! Please check it out and share it with your friends if you would like to support me! ❤ ❤ ❤ www.depop.com/charguest

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  • Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte Guest

    4 days ago

    Charlotte Guest

    Today we're in St John's shopping centre in Leeds from 11am - 3pm raising money by gift wrapping! We'll be here every weekend until the 23rd so come check it out! A huge thank you to everyone's generosity so far <3 please continue to donate if you would like to help this cause it is immensely appreciated! :)

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  • Charlotte Guest

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    7 days ago

    Charlotte Guest

    Today's bakesale managed to raise £81.23! A huge thank you to my friends who helped me out today, and a further thank you to today's supporters on my crowdfunding page! <3 Today was a success but I'm still a long way from reaching my £2000 target so please donate if you would like to help me reach my goal :)

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  • Kim Stiff

    Kim Stiff

    Dec 3, 2016

    Best of Luck Charlotte!! Keep us updated :)

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 2, 2016

    Good luck for your fundraising challenge and I hope your trip goes well- such a worthwhile cause to be involved in!

    £20.00

  • Emma  Harper

    Emma Harper

    Nov 30, 2016

    GO CHARLOTTE!!! <3

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