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Cecilia Santi o Desanti

Royal Parks Half Marathon for Porridge and Pens

Running my first half marathon for Porridge and Pens because they support the poorest children in Ghana

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  • Event: Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018, 14 Oct 2018

Porridge and Pens

We support the poorest children in Ghana to give children an opportunity to learn

Charity Registration No. 1166497

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I took up running less than 2 years ago, and before that, I had never run in my life, a part from some disastrous attempts in school. I thought running was not something for me and that was it. Somebody mentioned the couch to 5k programme to me, as something that could have helped me improve both my mental and physical health. I started the programme and, in less than 3 months, I was able to run 5k. Running has proved incredibly beneficial for my mental health, and after hitting the 10k goal, I decided to set myself a more ambitious one.

I have been training for the past 6 months, with some ups and lots of downs due to health problems. But I have kept going and I now know that I could't have done more than what I did.

I'll be running for Porridge and Pens, a charity providing food and education to the children of Kumasi, Ghana. I myself sponsor a girl through their amazing Girl power programme and I know how much Porridge and Pens has improved the lives of those children.

Just to give you an idea of what can be done thanks to your support:

£180 will pay for three weeks of the Read and Feed Saturday Library Club for 100 each week 
£180 pays for two children to attend school for a year.
£180 pays for the formula for three babies for three months
£210 pays for a teachers wage for three months
£200 pays for 61 orphans to have a fresh piece of fruit daily for two months
£200 pays for ten mosquito nets for children in our projects. 
£200 pays for 100 children to be inoculated against Hep B


If you happen to be in London on Sunday 14th October, please come say hi, I will need all your support!


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