55 %
raised of €2,000 target
by 15 supporters
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Dana Roskey

Dana's Bath Half for Team Tesfa

I will beat my record for the half marathon for Tesfa Foundation UK because I want to support the athletes of Team Tesfa

55 %
raised of €2,000 target
by 15 supporters
  • Event: Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2017, 12 Mar 2017

Tesfa Foundation UK

The Tesfa Foundation-UK is an independent charity that raises funds to provide early childhood education to the poorest children in Ethiopia. There is no public pre-school provision in Ethiopia. Without our help, these children would not be receiving an education. With our help, they learn basic Maths, English and Science and grow in confidence and ability. If you would like more information about the child you are sponsoring through a monthly donation, don't forget to tick the box asking you if you want your details sent to the Tesfa Foundation UK.

Charity Registration No. 1120021


Since 2006, Team Tesfa has offered opportunity to
long-distance athletes in Addis Ababa, opportunities for education and
vocational skills while they continue to train and compete among the very best teams in Ethiopia.

Innovative projects among have included:

  • the WALL program, internships for women athletes in schools and
  • vocational training and counselling among women athletes
  • leadership programs in which male athletes mentored teenage boys in job training
  • a teen shelter for the youngest and most vulnerable

The first time I ran the Bath Half Marathon to raise funds
for the Team -- in 2010 -- I set my personal record – 1:38 – a record I’ve never beat.

I’m returning to the same race in 2017, and I’m setting myself
the challenge – beat that record.

Support me in my pledge. Donate! Help me reach my goal of £2,000
for Team Tesfa. Success will give me wings. I will be inspired by your generosity. If 200 people give only £10 each, I'm there! That's only 134 people donating £15 each!

BUT SHOULD I NOT MEET MY TARGET, I make you this additional pledge:

The next time I am in Ethiopia, I will take to the track. I pledge -- carrying one of the athletes on my back – I will run a sub-10 100m. I will video-tape and broadcast this feat for all Team Tesfa supporters to see. It’ll be yuge!

Please donate! Every £10-20 helps. Please support us as we make
a difference in the lives of these hard-working athletes! I’ll be posting
stories about our athletes here.


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