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Joseph Humphreys

Help us build a library for the fantastic Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need charity in Tanzania!

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Hello. We are Becca and Joe, two bibliophiles on a mad mission to push ourselves waaaay out of our comfort zones...
We're not what you would call particularly athletic specimens, and much prefer devouring books (and, indeed, cake) to undertaking tests of physical endurance. Yet we feel so passionately about the Surbiton High School/KYGN library project, that we are doing just that, and competing in the Thames Turbo Sprint Triathlon on Monday 30th May as a means of raising money for KYGN.
Every penny you sponsor us with will go toward the library we are building, which will be opened and furnished by Joe, School Nurse Anne McCool and 14 lucky SHS pupils in July 2016. We need your help to ensure this project - some two years in the making - is completed, and your money will not only help change the lives of the KYGN children, but the 14 SHS girls too, who will get so much from their experience out in Tanzania this summer.
Thank you! :-)

Event details

Tri for KYGN

A sprint triathlon is a rigorous test for the most seasoned of athletes. For a pair of people whose idea of a workout is going out to the pub with people from work, it is an altogether more difficult proposition...
A back-to-back 500m swim, 21.5k bike ride and 5k run is what we'll be doing on 30th May, and we're already being put through our paces with a training regime devised by Surbiton High School's resident super-fit triathlon/marathon veteran. Hard going doesn't begin to cover it...but it will be so worth it when we picture the delight that will be on the KYGN children's faces at the sight of their new library. So any donation you can make, no matter how small, will be worth all the sweat and tears that we know lie ahead of us...

Event date

30-May-2016 08:00  - 
30-May-2016 11:00

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


Good luck Becky. A worthy cause x
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-05-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Becky! SO SO SO SO PROUD!! Good luck you'll absolutely smash it! Love you xxxx
Donation by Clur
on 29-05-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-05-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck to you both. I will be thinking of you.
Donation by Madeleine
on 25-05-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-05-2016
£3.75 gift aid
Wishing you well with your heroic venture & admirable intentions. Great stuff! Liz (M)
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-05-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Best of luck to you both.
Donation by Sheil
on 13-05-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Joe and Becca - you'll be amazing! :)
Donation by Sufia
on 12-05-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Marian
on 12-05-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck to you both.
Donation by Polly Rumbold
on 12-05-2016
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,420.00
Offline Donations: £30.00
Total Raised: £1,450.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,798.75

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