£196raised of £1,000 target by 8 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 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
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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

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  • Kelly Jackson

    Kelly Jackson

    3 months ago

    Kelly Jackson

    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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  • 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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