106 %
£17,010
raised of £16,000 target
by 179 supporters
Donate
Lynne Ali avatar
Lynne Ali

#digdeepwithjogonhijabi 26.2 miles to clean water

Running the Virgin London Marathon 2018 for Penny Appeal because these water wells will change thousands of lives

106 %
£17,010
raised of £16,000 target
by 179 supporters
Donate

Penny Appeal

We use small change to make a BIG difference...

Charity Registration No. 1128341

Story

I got the phone call in Summer 2017 from Penny Appeal with an invitation to join their team for the London Marathon 2018. I said YES! and I started off with a £5,000 Goal to help build water wells in the Gambia.

My family, friends and community got behind me and following a trip to The Gambia in December 2017 the donations started rolling in fast. Thank you to every one who has donated so far! Following some amazing events including a community 5k in the park, afternoon tea, a men's quiz night and a ladies dinner I extended my fundraising target to £12,000. We smashed it! And now we are heading for the 4th water well with a £16,000 target. WE ARE NEARLY THERE! 

This will enable 4 water wells to be built in communities that have no access to water. Our mothers and young children are having to walk for miles in the heat to get to the nearest pumps and then carry home heavy water up to 30kg in total weight. Help me to change their lives. 

I need your moral support too! Please follow me on all my social networking sites under the name 'Jogonhijabi' and share my posts and give me the encouragement I need to train and make it to the finish line! Also go to my YouTube channel to see some amazing videos of The Gambia 

Every Penny and kind word is helping me get through the vigorous training plan. 

Your fundraising could make all the difference...


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Photos

4
  • This is the site of the 1st water well Busumbala Sanchaba Village Gambia Thank you everyone for making this possible
  • +2

Supporters

179