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£385raised of £300 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £385 to Support students going to Kenya to build shelters, support with education and improve the daily lives of Kenyan people.

    Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017

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    I'm a teacher of a secondary school in Kent. There are many students in the school who are willing to go out to Kenya and support the people there for a month during the summer of 2018. The students have to raise a minimum of £3600 pounds to do so. Whilst out there they will be building houses, helping with education, making clean and sustainable food and water, helping with healthcare and sanitation, protecting the environment and helping create sustainable livelihoods for local communities. The donations provided will go to help the people of Kenya and benefit those who are willing to give up their time to make a difference.

    I will be raising money by running many different events over the next year. On the 23rd and 24th September 2017, I will be running the 50 Mile Surrey Hills Challenge event that involves map reading and night running. I am also doing this with another teacher at the school, Mr Williams. This is the biggest run of my life and will involve many hours of training to prepare for the challenge.

    Please sponsor me as the money will go to the students of Wrotham School, to help them reach their target, and support the people of Kenya.



    • James Smith10 months ago
      James Smith

      James Smith

      10 months ago

      Thank you everyone for supporting me. I am now up to £400 in sponsorship money. We completed the event last night in 12 hours and 45 minutes. We did get lost a few times which added on an extra few miles. The hardest part for me was miles 18-25 where we had had the sun on us the entire time making the first part quite tough. I had 3.5 liters of water during that stage and was feeling quite week. Fortunately the the sun stared to go down and from mile 25 I felt strong and stopped for hot food at the 32 mile checkpoint.

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    • James Smith10 months ago
      James Smith

      James Smith

      10 months ago

      Less than a week to go until the mad 50 mile challenge. The last week has seen a decrease in long runs and this week will see me consume as much food as possible. All of your support is really appreciated and thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far. The tasks for this week include packing the kit, planning the route on the the OS maps I have bought, so I can make each checkpoint.

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    Page last updated on: 9/26/2017 10:10 AM



    • samantha williams

      samantha williams

      Sep 26, 2017


    • Mark Patrick

      Mark Patrick

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done Jamie, that's an insane distance to have run in one go


    • Natasha Cullen

      Natasha Cullen

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done Jamie, very proud and very impressed x


    • Timothy Green

      Timothy Green

      Sep 24, 2017

      Really well done! An amazing thing to do for such a worthwhile project.


    • Maddie Clarke

      Maddie Clarke

      Sep 23, 2017

      Good luck!! Great cause and great role modelling for the kids!


    • Beth Flannery

      Beth Flannery

      Sep 23, 2017

      Good luck! The group really appreciate it. Thank you!! x


    • Sam Dwyer

      Sam Dwyer

      Sep 23, 2017


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