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    Weʼve raised £1,310 to run 100 miles along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to support community development work in Uganda

    Funded on Saturday, 25th August 2018

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    On 12th May I will be attempting to run further than I have ever run before- 100 miles in one go along the Pembrokeshire coastal path. It will take me all day Saturday, all Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon- only 5 miles short of 4 marathons in a row, on the hilly, rocky coastal path! I'm a bit afraid, but I have been training like a fiend so should be ready. I only ask for sponsorship for things that really push me- this definitely will....I am running to raise money for community development work I support in Uganda.

    In 2017 we established Fruits of Faith, a UK based charity supporting community development work in Uganda. We were inspired to do so by “Fruits of Faith Uganda”, a registered Community Development Group in Masaka which was established to enable a poor rural community to become self sufficient.

    The above picture shows the wonderful women's cooperative which started their own fundraising through the sale of their crafts. They used this money to rent some land and planted 15,000 pineapples to income generate. The women have recently learnt how to make soap to sell at local markets. All of these initiatives were funded by their families and community.

    There are some projects which were just too expensive to be within reach for this community. My family joined with the Lawrence family (who were already supporting this community) and fundraised to build a new church to be used as a place of worship and as a community hub. Most recently we have made a grant to install a water tank.

    The longer term plan is to buy some land to grow more cash crops to invest in the further development of this rural community. The local community set their own plans and timescales, we just partner with them when projects would be out of reach otherwise.

    It is easy to get overwhelmed with the need in developing countries. I have decided to do something rather just talking. I have made a personal commitment to this community- I hope you can support them and me as I raise funds through (hopefully!) running 100 miles along the Pembrokeshire coastal path!

    Follow our work;

    www.fruits-of-faith.org

    https://www.instagram.com/fruitsoffaithuk/

    https://www.facebook.com/fruitsoffaithuk/

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      65

      • Donna Roberts

        Donna Roberts

        Jun 14, 2018

        Well done Helen, what an achievement xx

        £10.00

      • Michelle Price

        Michelle Price

        Jun 12, 2018

        An amazing achievement and such a wonderful cause! You’re a true inspiration to us all! Well done, Michelle x

        £40.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 23, 2018

        Amazing effort Helen, hope the toenails did suffer too much this time...

        £20.00

      • Eleanor Mellor

        Eleanor Mellor

        May 22, 2018

        Well done Helen!

        £10.00

      • Amanda Stanbury

        Amanda Stanbury

        May 22, 2018

        Well done!!

        £10.00

      • Helen Burr

        Helen Burr

        May 18, 2018

        Well done!

        £10.00

      • Brian and Sue Main

        Brian and Sue Main

        May 15, 2018

        An amazing achievement. Well done Helen

        £20.00

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