Weʼve raised £200 to help a refugee get a laptop and work towards creating her own business
- Oxford, UK
- Funded on Monday, 8th October 2018
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I will (rota-swap permitting!) be running the Oxford Half Marathon again in October, and am hoping to use any sponsorship towards this to help a truly inspiring lady - lets call her P. I had the pleasure of meeting her while volunteering in Lamu, Kenya in May.
P is a South Sudanese refugee, who is currently in Kenya, in the process of getting all her paperwork finalised, aiming to become fully self-sufficient and support her family. Her grit and determination have got her as far as she has got today, and I am honoured to have met her. She is a qualified yoga instructor, having been sponsored through a number of programmes, but is also hoping to study further in order to gain knowledge in small business/start-up. Any money people would be willing to donate will go towards buying P a new laptop so that she can start taking the steps towards developing her business skills and hopefully her own business in the future. I was hoping people might be able to donate anything - be it cup-of-coffee-amount (I know most of us hardly have lots sloshing around) - in order to help P reach this dream (it's a lot bigger than I'm making out, but hard to put into words). Anything, big or small, would be so appreciated.
Please do send me a message if you'd like some more information about this.
- 3 months ago
Jo Collins3 months ago
So, the traded weekend nights have happened, and I am still here the other side and more or less awake. The runs are gradually increasing in length, albeit a little slowly... So, all is a-go, although unlikely to be record smashing, I should manage to limp my way round..! Thanks so much for your support. I'm so happy to say that P has just been granted a 3 month special permit for Kenya, so little by little things are getting there.
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Oct 7, 2018
M and D
Oct 6, 2018
Hope you enjoy the run, pop. We'll be there to cheer your return.
Oct 3, 2018
Good luck Jo! xx
Oct 1, 2018
Good luck Jo! And what a lovely cause 🙂 x
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You got dis!
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