Weʼre raising £1,000 to support the work of two community school projects in Kenya
- Hull, United Kingdom
- Schools and education
- Time left
- 45 days to go
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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.
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.
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 Cooper2 months ago
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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Jul 30, 2017
Jul 30, 2017
Hope you enjoy the challenge Dave. Thanks for your support
Bev and Phil
Jul 28, 2017
Well done David. Praying for string legs!
Jul 28, 2017
Olga Li La-Vigars
Jul 18, 2017
Good luck David
Mike & Ruth
Jun 26, 2017
Two great causes. Enjoy the ride.
Jun 25, 2017
What a challenge (and hoping to squeeze in the brewery ride in between!) Good luck x
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About the fundraiser
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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