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Weʼre raising £3,000 to fund a 2 week trip to Zambia with the charity Tearfund, where I will be supporting and developing friendships with HIV/AIDS sufferers.

Leek, United Kingdom

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With the Christian charity Tearfund, I am going on a two week mission trip to Zambia between the 17th to the 31st of August 2018. Here I will be working with a team of volunteers, and we will be aiding Tearfund's partners, The Jubilee Centre, to support and provide friendship to vulnerable people suffering from HIV and AIDS, to educate local school children and run activities for them, and to support the local community.

64 per cent of the total population of Zambia lives below the poverty line, and this rises to 80 per cent in rural areas. It is estimated that over 350 000 people currently do not have access to a regular food supply. Extreme poverty is at 40.8 percent, and this has resulted in mothers having to cut down the number of meals for their children, just to survive. In addition, approximately 14.3 percent of adults carry HIV, and there are about 1.5 million child orphans, as a result of HIV and AIDS. One out of five children in Zambia have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS, and this has contributed to a mortality rate of 75/1000 children dying before their 5th birthday.

To help raise money for this mission opportunity, I am doing the Wilmslow Half Marathon on the 18th March. By supporting me in this, you will be both contributing to the awesome work of Tearfund in developing countries, as well as enabling me to share God's love to those in dire need of support and friendship.

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    • Anonymous


      Jul 8, 2018


    • Cathryn Hall

      Cathryn Hall

      Jun 24, 2018

      Well Done Oli!


    • Melanie Newton

      Melanie Newton

      Mar 25, 2018

      Good luck with the fund raising


    • Michael Ormond

      Michael Ormond

      Mar 12, 2018

      Well done Oli... good luck on the run!!


    • The Costigans

      The Costigans

      Mar 1, 2018

      Love from us lot X


    • Philip Allcock

      Philip Allcock

      Feb 23, 2018

      Hi Oliver-it will hopefully be a win win for both you and the children in Zambia -all the best with your fund-raising and preparations. Will see if we still have a mosquito net! Sheila and Philip


    • Robert Craddick

      Robert Craddick

      Feb 18, 2018

      Brilliant project, Oliver. All good wishes, Robert


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    Oliver Watson

    Oliver Watson

    Leek, United Kingdom

    I'm a 18 year old student from Staffordshire, England. I'm in my last year of A- Levels, and am studying English Literature, Media studies and History. My hobbies include drumming and hockey.

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