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£315raised of £1,000 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to support the work of two community school projects in Kenya

Location
Hull, United Kingdom
Time left
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These two charities are very close to my heart and do very similar, and incredible work offering opportunities for young people to receive an education, and a better life, in some of the poorest areas of Kenya.

I have been privileged to see SEAT grow from very humble beginnings with one family in my church supporting the work of a small school in Nairobi to its current position as a formal charity supporting two schools, improving the lives of over 700 young people.

http://www.swanlandschoolnairobi.org/home/

Kingston Junior Academy does similar amazing work among young people in Kilifi, also in Kenya, and was set up by a Hull man who wanted to do more than just sponsor some of the local children so that they could receive an education.

http://faithmountschool.com/index.htm

Both charities are supported via the house system at South Hunsley School and I am delighted to be able to put my time, and leg muscles into raising funds to support their work.

On 30th July 2017, I will be taking part in RideLondon for the third time (having raised money for Shelter and The Alzheimer's Society in the last two years). This is a 100 mile cycle ride on closed roads around the city of London and the Surrey countryside, starting at the Olympic Park and finishing on the Mall.

Then, on 24th September 2017 I will also be taking part in the first running of VeloBirmingham, which is a similar 100 mile, closed road event around the city of Birmingham and the surrounding countryside finishing on Broad Street.

A "Double Century" if you will.

Thank you for looking at my page. I hope you will feel able to support my fundraising for these two wonderful charities ... all donations will be split 50/50.

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  • David Cooper

    David Cooper

    2 months ago

    David Cooper

    Thank you everyone for your words of support (and donations) so far. In addition to the online giving I have also received a total of £40 in offline donations/sponsorship. I am going to put an overall running total on my website so you can see how we are progressing towards the target. Training is going pretty well and I will post more to the site over the next couple of weeks ... www.dave-cooper.co.uk.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 30, 2017

  • David Waters

    David Waters

    Jul 30, 2017

    Hope you enjoy the challenge Dave. Thanks for your support

    £50.00

  • Bev and Phil

    Bev and Phil

    Jul 28, 2017

    Well done David. Praying for string legs!

    £30.00

  • Stephen Whittington

    Stephen Whittington

    Jul 28, 2017

    £10.00

  • Olga Li La-Vigars

    Olga Li La-Vigars

    Jul 18, 2017

    Good luck David

    £5.00

  • Mike & Ruth

    Mike & Ruth

    Jun 26, 2017

    Two great causes. Enjoy the ride.

    £100.00

  • Kathryn Arrowsmith-Cooper

    Kathryn Arrowsmith-Cooper

    Jun 25, 2017

    What a challenge (and hoping to squeeze in the brewery ride in between!) Good luck x

    £50.00

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David Cooper

David Cooper

Hull, United Kingdom

I teach at South Hunsley School near Hull, and am a member of St Barnabas' Church in Swanland, which gives me a strong connection to both of these amazing charities. I am a keen cyclist which is why I am raising money by riding 100 miles in both of England's two largest cities.

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