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Allie Matchwick

Allie and Kat Do Paris Marathon

Fundraising for TRUSTchildren Support Group UK

165 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 124 supporters
  • Team members: Allie Matchwick, Kat Manchip
  • Event: 2010 Paris Marathon, 11 Apr 2010

TRUSTchildren Support Group UK

The TRUST Children Home in rural South India, was set up after the 2004 tsunami to look after children made destitute by this disaster. It has since taken in others who are without family. Our UK support charity is run by a group of ex-volunteers to raise awareness of these lovely children.

Charity Registration No. 1139559



WE DID IT!!!!!


Kat = 4 hours 2 mins 8 secs

Allie = 4 hours 15 mins 47 secs (fell flat on face at mile 10 and twisted ankle....)


An amazing experience, thankyou to all who have donated, we thoroughly enjoyed Paris through the haze of pain.... Also massive thankyou to all our supporters over the weekend... Venice in a couple of years! We couldn't have done it without you all....




TRUST was originally set up after the 2004 tsunami and is now home to 43 children, ranging from

age 5 to 18. Set up by P.Thirumaran and his wife Shanthi, the home is in the tiny village of

Vengadampatty, near Tenkasi, in Tamil Nadu (Southernmost India, roughly two hours away from

coast at the tip of the country).


Kat and I spent a month at TRUST last summer, really got to know the children and the staff and we can safely say this is one of the most positive, happy places we have ever been. TRUST has no regular funding and no government support, needless to say finances are a big problem. We hope to raise enough money from sponsorship and  fundraising to complete an extension to the home which will provide the older girls with a private dormitory.



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