Weʼve raised £250 to help Kelly to travel to Africa where she will work in hospitals and clinics, helping children and families who are suffering.
- Colchester, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Funded on Tuesday, 14th February 2017
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised
My name is Kelly Jackson and I am a second year student paediatric nurse. As part of my studies I have been given the opportunity to travel to Tanzania for an elective placement. Whilst I am there I will work in a variety of settings, varying from busy hospitals to community clinics. I will also spend a week living in a traditional village with the Maasai tribe working alongside local health care practitioners.
This opportunity is huge and I am so excited by the prospect of working with children and families in this wonderful part of the world.
However, the cost is great, final figures are still not in but I know it is going to cost in the region of £2000-£2500.
So the challenge of fundraising lies before me! The main event that I doing to raise money is the London Marathon. Now I am no athlete, I am currently WALKING 4-5 miles every other day, I am hoping to be walk/jogging by mid November.
Now everyone knows that the London Marathon is an epic challenge, so is fundraising, and come to think of it studying to be a nurse isn't a walk in the park either! But I will do this, I will carry on working hard at university so that I can achieve my dream of getting a first class degree. I will get the miles in so that I can walk/run the London marathon. I can control those two things, but the third thing? Well I need your help to achieve that
Maybe you are reading this because you know me, or you are a friend of a friend? Perhaps you just stumbled onto this page? Regardless of how you ended up here, please, please would you donate to my cause. Every single penny will be gratefully received.
Thank you for reading, if you would like updates of how my training is going please check out mytanzanianjourney.wordpress.com
Kelly Jackson9 months ago
So a quick update about my training. It is going really well and I am feeling stronger and stronger everyday. Thinking about what I might see in Africa certainly helps me to remain focused. I am sticking to my target of walking 4-5 miles 3 times a week and also doing cardio and strength training in between. I have recieved many words of encouragement and support, but it would be fantastic if people would be willing to sponsor me also? Any amount, big or small will make a huge difference, thank you xx
Share this update to help us raise more
Kelly Jackson started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Feb 11, 2017
Good luck Kelly from Rhys, Kat and the rest of the family x
Feb 10, 2017
For numbers 1 & 2 on your raffle.
Feb 10, 2017
For the raffle
Feb 10, 2017
Kelly...an amazing inspirational person. Good luck with the marathon.Love Mandy xx
Jan 14, 2017
So very proud of you xxxx
Dec 1, 2016
Dec 1, 2016
So proud of you, les Fiona and Daniel x
About the fundraiser
Colchester, United Kingdom
My name is Kelly and I am a 38 year old mum of 2 fantastic kids. I am married to Mark and we have a pretty cool dog called Riley. He likes cheese.
* JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.
Crowdfunding stories like this
Great people make things happen
Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?
Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!Start a new PageAbout Crowdfunding