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£1,117raised of £1,200 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,117 to go on a life-changing trip to Namibia and fund flights, living costs, transport, guides and also donations for projects I'll be working on.

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    London
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    Funded on Monday, 27th November 2017

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    I am very excited to be telling you about a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will be doing next summer - I will be going on a school trip to Namibia, doing a school programme that the EHRA (Elephant-Humans Relation Aid), a fantastic charity over there, runs for secondary school students. We will be spending one week in a primary school engaging with the school children and helping with a renovation project, ensuring that students can receive a safe and happy education in adequate buildings and with the appropriate resources. Another week will be spent going on a 70km trek through the Namibian desert, improving our navigation and teamwork skills and sleeping under the stars at night. A fundamental part of this challenge is raising £2,400 for the trip. This money will fund all of our expenses including flights, transport, guides, living costs and also donations to the projects we will be working on. When I was younger I struggled with hearing loss, and therefore always making me quite anxious around doing physical activities. Over the years I've developed much more confidence within myself to perform such activities but nevertheless going to Namibia will be a huge challenge for me. However, I am completely determined to go and face every challenge with enthusiasm and confidence and I know that this is something I need to do to instill in me the self belief that I can do anything I put my mind to! I will be doing a lot of fundraising over the next year to fund the trip, but my main challenge coming up is walking 26.2 miles (a marathon) around London on Saturday 9th September 2017 - good practice for my hike in Namibia. I really appreciate you reading this and for your continuous support. Love Tara x

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    • Tara Dobson-Silverton5 months ago
      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      5 months ago

      You can track my progress on my marathon walk here: https://resultsbase.net/event/4131/tracking My athlete number is: 41996 Wish me luck! Love Tara xxx

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    • Tara Dobson-Silverton5 months ago
      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      5 months ago

      Dear all, Thank you so much to all of my supporters - I am feeling very overwhelmed by how generous people have been! It makes such a huge difference, so thank you. The day has come for me to do my 26.2 mile walk! I am tagging onto the Cancer Research Shine Night Walk which (you guessed it) is through the night, walking all around London and seeing some amazing sights on both sides of the Thames. I am really looking forward to it, even though I know it will be tough. Wish me luck! Love Tara xxx

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    • Tara Dobson-Silverton7 months ago
      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      Tara Dobson-Silverton

      7 months ago

      My first instalment of £850 needs to be paid to my school for September 15th this year so I am doing a sponsored walk (26.2 miles) on September 9th to raise some money! Love Tara x

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    7 months ago

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    34

    • Jackie McGarry

      Jackie McGarry

      Sep 24, 2017

      Brilliant Tara!

      £20.00

    • Abbie Brownbill

      Abbie Brownbill

      Sep 24, 2017

      This sounds amazing! You should be so proud of yourself for striving to help people in such an amazing way! Good luck xx

      £10.00

    • Karen Selby

      Karen Selby

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Tara a real achievement x

      £20.00

    • Cath Campbell

      Cath Campbell

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Tara, so proud of you xxx

      £50.00

    • Meg Crosthwaite

      Meg Crosthwaite

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Tara! This is brilliant.

    • Ingrid Pilkington-Wright

      Ingrid Pilkington-Wright

      Sep 24, 2017

      Way to go Tara. Wish I could go to. xx

      £30.00

    • Christine Read

      Christine Read

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Tara. What an achievement xx

      £30.00

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    Tara Dobson-Silverton

    Tara Dobson-Silverton

    London

    I am a fifteen year old girl off on a school trip to Namibia next year to work on a renovation project at a local school and go on a 70km hike! As part of the challenge, I need to raise £2,400 including the costs of flights, transport, accommodation etc. Thanks for your support!

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