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Cheryl Simon
Milton Keynes

I am running a half marathon on 18th February to support my mission trip to Rio de Janeiro, helping to free street children from poverty and crime.

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Mission Direct

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"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

On a trip to Rio in 2015 with my family I was moved by the very different lives and opportunities my three children have compared to many children there. There are eight million abandoned children under 14 in Brazil and 35% die before the age of 18 due to drugs and crime.* Very sad.

For my small part to help, in May 2018 I'll be going to Complexo da Maré, Rio (a very poor area controlled by drug cartels) with Mission Direct ( I'll be renovating a community centre for the children in the favela to use for sports and education and working on projects preparing teenagers to enter university and caring for the homeless.

Estou voltando para o Brasil em maio, mas desta vez para trabalhar com as crianças carentes do Rio. Eu vou correr uma meia maratona no dia 18 de fevereiro para arrecadar fundos para esse projeto. Eu ficaria muito grata com qualquer ajuda que você puder me dar. Obrigada!

*The Street Children of Brazil - Sarah de Carvalho

Event details

Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

I'm taking part in my first half marathon on 18th February 2018. My goal is to raise just one pound for each abandoned child in Brazil. Every penny you generously give will be put to good work, freeing Rio's children from a cycle of poverty and addiction. Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think would like to help. Thank you for supporting my run!


Event date

18-February-2018 10:00  - 
18-February-2018 12:30

Event type

Running / Walking

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Milton Keynes,
MK15 9HQ,


Donation by Haydn Bowen
on 16-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Enjoy Cheryl and well-done. We know a nice couple who have a full-time mission in Brazil for this sort of thing. It's all appreciated as a wonderful contribution to the situation.
Donation by Carey, Frances & Naomi
on 18-02-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Wishing you every success in your pending half marathon Cheryl. Go girl!! xx
Donation by Denise Gray
on 05-02-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Geraldine McCann
on 02-02-2018
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Donation by Tracey Taylor
on 01-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well Done ! And wishing you all the best for your forthcoming trip to Rio
Donation by Sarah Chislett
on 31-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Mom and dad
on 23-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Admire you so much for doing this. Good luck
Donation by Ann and Winnie
on 11-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Cheryl, this is a very worthy cause, close to our hearts. All the best with the run and the fundraising. We are inspired by you. XXX
Donation by Parker-Allotey family
on 07-01-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Mom & dad
on 04-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,235.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,235.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,447.50

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