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    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.

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    • Jo Collins3 months ago
      Jo Collins

      Jo Collins

      3 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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    11

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 7, 2018

      £30.00

    • M and D

      M and D

      Oct 6, 2018

      Hope you enjoy the run, pop. We'll be there to cheer your return.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 3, 2018

      Good luck Jo! xx

      £10.00

    • Georgia Fish

      Georgia Fish

      Oct 1, 2018

      Good luck Jo! And what a lovely cause 🙂 x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 19, 2018

      £5.00

    • Jeremy Flann

      Jeremy Flann

      Sep 18, 2018

      well done

      £20.00

    • Rachel Blakey

      Rachel Blakey

      Aug 21, 2018

      You got dis!

      £20.00

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    Jo Collins

    Jo Collins

    Oxford, UK

    I'm a junior doctor working in Oxforshire, like running, sleeping and eating!

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