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£250raised of £1,000 target by 12 supporters

    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
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th February 2017

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    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 x



    • Kelly Jackson2 years ago
      Kelly Jackson

      Kelly Jackson

      2 years 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

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    • Maurice Davies

      Maurice Davies

      Feb 11, 2017

      Good luck Kelly from Rhys, Kat and the rest of the family x


    • William Westmancott

      William Westmancott

      Feb 10, 2017

      For numbers 1 & 2 on your raffle.


    • Penny Hughes

      Penny Hughes

      Feb 10, 2017

      For the raffle


    • Mandy Arnold

      Mandy Arnold

      Feb 10, 2017

      Kelly...an amazing inspirational person. Good luck with the marathon.Love Mandy xx


    • Tracii Garmson

      Tracii Garmson

      Jan 14, 2017

      So very proud of you xxxx


    • Rob McDonald

      Rob McDonald

      Dec 1, 2016


    • Fiona McDonald

      Fiona McDonald

      Dec 1, 2016

      So proud of you, les Fiona and Daniel x


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    Kelly Jackson

    Kelly Jackson

    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.

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