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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Support the work of The Jacob Abraham Foundation and Fields of Dreams, Uganda.

Basel, Switzerland and Cardiff, Wales

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We are running the Cardiff Half Marathon together as a brother and sister team in October 2018 to raise funds for two wonderful organisations close to our hearts. Anne knew Jacob and his family and I have experienced the fantastic work that Fields of Dreams, Uganda do and the lives they touch when going on two projects there in December 2015 and March 2016.

Jacob Abraham Foundation

The foundation was set up after Jacob's death in October 2015; Jacob was aged 24 and took his own life through suicide. His death deeply shocked his family and the local community raising questions about the complexities of mental health in young men particularly as Jacob presented as happy go lucky young man who was popular, funny, athletic, handsome and with a family who loved him dearly. The Jacob Abraham Foundation aims to help prevent suicide through direct intervention with vulnerable people, raise awareness on mental health/suicide issues, promote positive mental health and support people bereaved through suicide in South Wales.

It's Anne on the far left when she completed the Cardiff Half in 2016 for the Jacob Abraham Foundation and a photo below which shows how important football is to many people.

Facebook: The Jacob Abraham Foundation Twitter: JaFoundation24

Fields of Dreams, Uganda

The mission is to provide hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of football and education. Fields of Dreams Uganda believes that the power of sports in a child’s life can make a lasting impact, and often a quality education is the only thing that can lift a child out of poverty. Fields of Dreams motto is that Hope is a Basic Need. The banana leaf ball is the official logo of Fields of Dreams Uganda. Children throughout Uganda love playing football, but most cannot afford or do not have access to a real football. So they improvise. They start with a balled up grocery sack and wrap it with leaves from a banana tree or whatever resources they have available. For Fields of Dreams Uganda, the banana leaf soccer ball represents the innovation, imagination and creativity of children. It perfectly reflects the mission of providing hope to the children of Uganda through the vehicles of football and education.

Facebook: Fields of Dreams, Uganda Twitter: Fields of Dreams, Uganda YouTube: Hope is a Basic Need

We kindly ask you to dig deep and donate whatever you can to help us to support these charities continue in their great work.

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  • Keith Jenkins & Anne Aherne9 months ago
    Keith Jenkins & Anne Aherne

    Keith Jenkins & Anne Aherne

    9 months ago

    This was me last year. It is Queenie on the right in her Tiara that Anne's daughter gave to her. Anne and I are running for girls like Queenie's future in Uganda and to support the work of the Jacob Abraham Foundation in South Wales.

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  • Liz Rees

    Liz Rees

    May 29, 2018

    Good luck Keith!

    £5.00

  • Thomas Page

    Thomas Page

    Nov 23, 2017

    Best of Luck Keith!

    £30.00

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Keith Jenkins & Anne Aherne

Keith Jenkins & Anne Aherne

Basel, Switzerland and Cardiff, Wales

We are running to support raising awareness of mental health issues, promote positive mental health and support people bereaved through suicide in South Wales and to provide hope for the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda through the vehicles of football and education.

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