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 are nearly there!
This will enable 3 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!
Every Penny and kind word is helping me get through the vigorous training plan.
Your fundraising could make all the difference...
Your donation will help the construction of water wells that will serve a community day in, day out, providing them with fresh, clean water. We all know that water is an essential need – but as well as being integral to stay hydrated, it is also indispensable to feed livestock and other animals so a regular source of income can be maintained, paving way for the freedom of self-sufficiency we take for granted.
Each well costs £4,000. With your help, we can give a whole community in The Gambia the water they need to thrive. In dry regions, wells need to be 10 meters deep before clean water is reached. Help us reach it by hitting that donate button!
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