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Edward Oforka

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£5,030raised of £20,000 target by 161 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to support Edward in his 100 kilometres race in 10 consecutive days to help improve the primary school he attended as a child in Nigeria.

Burton on Trent

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. I would be really grateful if you could donate to a cause close to my heart, which will give some children greater opportunities to excel.

Education is a key route to development and I know I wouldn't be where I am today without the educational opportunities I have received. The little boy in the cover photo attends St Anthony's Primary school in my hometown in Nigeria where it all started for me. Unfortunately, since the 70's when i was there, the classrooms and playground have not improved. The children are in an environment unfit for learning. They have minimal resources to improve things and the Government has not been able to help.

I would love you all to help me provide the children better learning environment by renovating and making the buildings safe. They also need classroom desks and their playground improved with erosion checks. .

On Friday 12th April I will start a 100-kilometer run, done as 10K everyday for 10 consecutive days ( will end on Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday). This is to raise fund to help develop the primary school I attended as a child. I invite you to come and join me and run (or walk) as much as you can. I will start at 10am everyday of the 10 from Burton Albion‘s Pirelli stadium and hope to see you on one or more of the days.

This race started on 14th October 2018 when I ran the Leicester Half Marathon with my son-in-law, Nnaemeka. I appreciate all your various forms of support and words of encouragement. I am now on the second leg, which will be my greatest running challenge so far and has been described as fantastic but slightly bonkers event. My strength has come from the desire for more sponsorship to help me achieve the dream of giving something back to this primary shool that holds a special place in my heart.

Thank you and God bless

Edward

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  • Edward Oforka3 months ago
    Edward Oforka

    Edward Oforka

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    I thank everybody that has supported our cause and getting us a quarter of the way. You have all been amazing. We are still going on, so for anybody who hasn't had the chance to support us, your donation is welcome at anytime. I can assure you that any amount will will go a long way in helping me put more smiles on the faces of those kids. God bless you all.

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  • Edward Oforka5 months ago
    Edward Oforka

    Edward Oforka

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    The run is done and the target is in sight! Please help give the fundraising a push to get us there if you haven't already done so. Thank you very much for all your support.

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  • Edward Oforka6 months ago
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    Edward Oforka

    6 months ago
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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 10/5/2019 23.12

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161

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 5, 2019

    All the best Mr.Oforka.Such a noble cause.Glad I am becoming a part of it

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 30, 2019

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    Anonymous

    Jul 27, 2019

  • Ada Ejiofor

    Ada Ejiofor

    Jul 27, 2019

    A really worthwhile venture. The true meaning of giving back. Ji si ike oooh! This is the proverbial journey of 1000 miles.

    £100.00

  • Dr Venkata Thungala

    Dr Venkata Thungala

    Jul 26, 2019

    Mr Oforka you are such an inspiration. All the best for the project.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 9, 2019

    👍From Joe Isi & family.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 8, 2019

    £10.00

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