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    Weʼve raised £1,086 to Help Emma volunteer at LIV Village, South Africa. Sponsor her for a 154 kilometre cycle ride.

    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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    Funded on Thursday, 24th November 2016

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    On the 23rd of October I am hoping to complete a sponsored cycling ride, in order to raise funds towards my internship in South Africa (starting 4th January 2017).

    For a minimum of 6 months I will be working as an intern at LIV Village, in Durban, South Africa. "The LIV model is long term cluster foster care, where children have a sense of belonging in a supportive community, modelling an African village lifestyle. We place orphaned and vulnerable children into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and where they receive spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing." - LIV website (http://www.liv-village.com)

    The internship is called LIV 4 Change, and focuses on 3 months of personal discipleship training while serving in everyday village life (spending time with the children, mothers, staff and local community). Then months 4-6 will be spent working in one area of the village; for example, the Early childhood development centre, Primary/Secondary School, Sport, Admin role (e.g. social services), Agriculture, Marketing, Factory/retail.

    As this is a Gap Year where I will be a working volunteer - for what I believe, is an incredible and very effective charity - I feel it appropriate to ask for any chance of sponsorship money. On the 23rd of October I will be attempting to cycle 154 Kilometres in 1 day - there are currently 154 children in LIV's care, so each Kilometre will represent a child. I have never cycled this great a distance in 1 day before, so this will be a real personal challenge.
    Any extra money raised will go directly to LIV Village.

    Importantly, please do look into the ground-breaking work going on at LIV village; visit their website, youtube channel, donate... and see for yourself how many lives are being changed.

    Rescue a child. Restore a life. Raise a leader. And Release a star. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5nQ_vR5vkg



    • Emma Sowden

      Emma Sowden

      9 months ago

      Emma Sowden

      A huge huge thank you to everyone who has donated....I have surpassed my sponsorship target with online and offline donations!!! I am so grateful and astonished at everyone's generosity. I completed the cycle ride last Sunday in approximately 8 hours and 15 minutes, it was certainly a challenge but still an really enjoyable day. Below are some pictures of the ride.

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      Emma Sowden

      9 months ago

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      9 months ago

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    • Amy Linfield

      Amy Linfield

      Nov 4, 2016

      Ahh you're amazing! (Sorry I'm so late) xx


    • helen Tombs

      helen Tombs

      Oct 30, 2016


    • Martin & Melinda

      Martin & Melinda

      Oct 29, 2016

      Hi EmmaReally well done! Hope you're not too sore after all those miles.


    • Paul and Bryony

      Paul and Bryony

      Oct 27, 2016

      Hope you have a really great time and enjoy the Kings adventure for you!


    • Helen & Jim

      Helen & Jim

      Oct 26, 2016

      well done Emma, great ride!


    • John


      Oct 25, 2016

      Well done Emma very impressive!!


    • Anonymous


      Oct 24, 2016

      Very well done on the cycling Emma. That was a huge effort. You must be very excited as the date gets nearer. It seems like a really worthwhile project. Lots of learning & giving.Love Rose xxx


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    Emma Sowden

    Emma Sowden

    Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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