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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.

Raising money for
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

Event is completed


Milton Keynes,
MK15 9HQ,


Good look with a very worthwhile cause
Donation by Dave and Nina Noon (Beech Cliffe)
on 07-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Cheryl! You’re awesome x
Donation by Michelle Moore
on 06-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
The very best of luck Cheryl. Great cause. Lots of Love. Ivan xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-12-2017
£7.50 gift aid
Very proud of you. You are an inspiration.
Donation by Vicki
on 06-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Jon Flay
on 05-12-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Cheryl! Fantastic thing you are doing.
Donation by Katy, Darren, Jacob and Toby x
on 04-12-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Go, Cheryl, go!! Best of luck, and have fun!
Donation by Gwyn and Terri
on 04-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good on you Cheryl! You’ll hit your stride by the second kilometer - then just enjoy the ride 😃
Donation by Mike. Anna & Leyla Weyerhaeuser
on 04-12-2017
£25.00 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

Donations closed

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