Weʼre raising £1,000 to Continue our support for FEAST and also to send a donation to Lizzie Williams - a wheelchair athlete who hopes to compete in Tokyo in 2020
- Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK
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FEAST (For Education and Social Transformation)
is a charity based near Nagercoil in the very south of India. It was founded in 1998 to support the poor children of the mainly Christian fishing families in the Kanyakumari district – an area that was later greatly affected by the Tsunami. This support has been extended to serve the poor, irrespective of caste or religion and now includes Hindus, Christians and Moslems. FEAST is special because 99% of money raised goes to the people who really need it and is not spent on administrating or fundraising for the charity. In the battle with both economic poverty and the structural poverty of the caste system, the greatest weapon is education. FEAST runs a sponsorship program to make this possible.
The children at Dorset House have already been inventive in raising money for this project. We are delighted that we have now raised enough money to build a house. This is an amazing achievement and we are grateful for your continued support.
Here is a message from her:
I'm a British Athlete competing internationally as a wheelchair racer with a goal of representing GB at major championships, including the Paralympics!
I've been in this sport for 3 years and have so far achieved Bronze at Diamond League, Silver at Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzernn and many more great achievements. Every year I have improved, smashed my PBs in the 5 distances I compete in (100m-1500m) and continued my climb up the rankings.
Despite all of my great accomplishments and what I am aiming to achieve, I have no financial sponsors so I am dependent on my community for donations and fundraising events. I don't particularly like asking people for money outright, so I decided I would set up my own motivational talks to take into schools and give back with my life experiences. I want to share my story to encourage and inspire the next generation, and show that no matter what our individual journeys will be, we all have the power to do incredible and positive things!
Money raised and donated to me will be used to help support my training, travel, competition costs and maintenance of my racing chair. I really appreciate Dorset House School allowing me to share my story with them earlier on this year, and it's a huge honour to have theirs and your support for this year’s charity day! Best of luck to the children taking part in the sponsored walk, and thank you to all the staff and families for your support. I hope to come by and show my support on the day, so see you then!
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