Robbie Blood

Robbie's Ethiopiaid Challenge November 2017

Fundraising for Ethiopiaid
raised of £2,500 target
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Event: Great Ethiopian Run 2017, on 26 November 2017
Participants: Reed Comembers

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We fund local partners in Ethiopia to support vulnerable people & communities.


In November this year I will be taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run - the biggest road running event in Africa - alongside approx 36,000 other participants! This run is 800ft above sea level so I need all the encouragement I can get to help combat the altitude! I am also going to run a Marathon to train for this!

Also whilst I am in Ethiopia I will be:

- Assisting with HOPE Enterprise with the breakfast street feeds.

- Visiting the Hamlin Fistula Hospital + other charitable projects across the capital including Cheshire Services.

- Co-presenting training programme at HOPE University on Presentation skills.

Why Ethiopia? 

· The average Ethiopian exists on just £1 a day and 39% of the population live below the poverty line.

· Only 19% of girls and 31% of boys enrol into secondary school. Poor education is an underlying cause of many of the problems being faced in Ethiopia today and it is vital that we address this issue.

· Only 1 in every 4 Ethiopians has access to clean drinking water. 

· Infant Mortality rates in 2009 were 80.8 deaths/1,000 live births 

 It needn't be like this...

Why Ethiopiaid?

Rather than sending ex-pats to Ethiopia, Ethipioaid raises funds for local, Ethiopian-run charities. By fundraising solely for causes in this country, Ethiopiaid are able to concentrate our funds in one area and use our donors' money effectively. 

How Can We Help?

Ethiopiaid currently supports 20 partner projects based in and around Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

The three main areas are poverty, ill health and poor education. Some of these projects include:

· Hope Enterprises aims to educate some of the 60,000 street children in Addis Ababa by providing free schooling and breakfast.

· The House of Angels is a hospice, run by nuns, which provides care to people of all ages. It also runs an orphanage for children affected by    HIV/AIDS

· Addis Development Vision which provides access to education for children with disabilities, and aims to change social attitudes towards disabilities

Please support this charity to make a difference by sponsoring on this page, every £1 makes a difference...

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Thank you,


About the charity


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We focus on the needs of vulnerable Ethiopians at grass roots level. Our partners know the context and solutions; we listen and provide appropriate support. Partnerships will continue as long as there’s a clear need and opportunities to make a lasting impact.

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