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£285raised of £264 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £285 to Sponsor a South African child for one whole year. Just £22 guarantees a child's safety, 3 healthy meals a day & free education for a month

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Please sponsor me for a 5mile obstacle race, in order to raise funds for a very special charity I had the privilege to visit during my most recent trip to Johannesburg. Through the power of social media, the Founder of Build the Future, a charity I had been following on Instagram, reached out to me & invited me to visit his container Pre School, as he had noticed my love for the country.

    The Founder, Phillip Shapiro drove 45 minutes out of his way to collect me & drive me to Kya Sand - a settlement in Joburg of 35,000 people, where over 2,000 children roam the streets each day.

    Phillip & his amazing team have created a safe haven for children to spend their time before they are old enough to attend primary school. This amazing team ensure these kids receive 3 healthy meals a day, alongside a safe environment for them to learn & lead happy lives. Just £22 supports a child for an entire month, where 100% of your donation goes directly to these deprived children.

    As a thank you to Phillip for his selfless act, I want to show my gratitude by fundraising as much as I can, in order to help support some of the 80-100 children he is currently supporting at the Pre School. Therefore, I have decided to participate in a 5mile obstacle race in September – The Major, hosted by British Military Fitness. “Not too far” I hear you say? Well yes, I agree, but lets just call this a starting point. As Phillip taught me, you have to start somewhere, no matter how big or small it is, as long as it makes a difference, then things can grow from there. So that’s exactly what I’m doing.

    Eventually I hope to contribute to the purchase of football goal posts for the local community. It is inspiring to see how happy everyone was despite having little to nothing. It’s a reminder that money doesn’t buy happiness but it can buy opportunities - something I’m hoping to achieve by raising money for these great kids & for Phillip – a man who has given everything to run this great cause.

    Thanks x



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      • Rebecca  Allender

        Rebecca Allender

        Sep 12, 2017

        You are fabulous what a great cause!!!!


      • Joanna Smith

        Joanna Smith

        Sep 1, 2017

        YES Tess! Awesome cause and I know you're going to smash it! Love you Xxx


      • Rick McGrath

        Rick McGrath

        Aug 28, 2017

        Go Tess!


      • Jane Lawson

        Jane Lawson

        Aug 24, 2017

        Good Luck and enjoy the experience. Think of the kids that will benefit x


      • Kate Lawson

        Kate Lawson

        Aug 18, 2017

        Well done for raising awareness for such a good cause. Train hard, run hard, go go go!! X


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        Aug 13, 2017


      • Sally Rose

        Sally Rose

        Aug 3, 2017

        A wonderful charity to support Tess, well done. X


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      tess lawson

      tess lawson

      London, United Kingdom

      Most of you will know that I have an attachment for South Africa. Beautiful as the country is, there is also a very dark and sad side to the country. I am therefore hoping to use my passion and love for this beautiful place, to help alleviate some of the poverty the country faces

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