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Christopher Johnson

In early October I'll be walking from Birmingham to London along the Grand Union Canal to raise money for Malawi Orphan Fund

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Malawi Orphan Fund

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Donations accepted until 11-01-2018

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Each year I try to do something unusual for my birthday. I've done the tube challenge, space hopped 10 miles and cycled from Land's End to John O-Groats amongst other things.

This year I want to raise money for an organisation I have a growing relationship with. Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi support over 650 children with food, education and where necessary accommodation. It has grown to become the largest orphanage in Malawi in 20 years, and is recognised as making an invaluable difference by both the national and international governments and charities.

That said, there is far more need than they can fulfil, so they frequently want to do much more than finances will allow. They already run a primary and secondary school on site, and plan to open a technical college very shortly. They operate a large farm in an attempt to become self sufficient for food, but without much agricultural equipment, the labour is hard - watering many acres by hand is not easy!

I have visited the home twice last year and this, and have been blown away by their commitment and dedication. Please watch the YouTube video below for more information on the home and their story.

Event details

Walking 140 miles from Birmingham to London

I plan to walk the length of the Grand Union Canal (plus a little bit at each end) over the course of 5 days. Bearing in mind my day job involves sitting at a desk without too much exercise, this will be quite a challenge!

I'm looking forward to enjoying the fresh air and hoping my legs won't ache too much!

Please consider supporting me so that the orphanage can continue to do amazing work with these special children and young people - raising them to independence.

Event date

07-October-2017 08:00  - 
11-October-2017 20:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed



Well done Chris
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-10-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Chris!
Donation by Jak Tyrrell
on 20-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Dear Chris Good luck on your fund raising for the orphanage in Malawi. With good wishes from Schofield Surveyors Ltd
Donation by Schofield Surveyors Ltd
on 18-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-10-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-10-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Hi Heard about your walk last night at puppets (your Mum in law mentioned it) and wanted to support you.
Donation by Val
on 12-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Tasha
on 12-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Keep going😊
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good on you Chris!
Donation by Josh and Hannah Clements
on 07-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £935.00
Offline Donations: £385.00
Total Raised: £1,320.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,516.25

Donations closed

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