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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 MarΓ©, 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 crianΓ§as 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 vocΓͺ 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,


God bless you Cheryl for what you are doing for these poor poor children and God bless these children x
Donation by Nick & Linda nicholson
on 04-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Cheryl
Donation by Tricia L
on 04-12-2017
£3.75 gift aid
Hi Cheryl - good luck full of admiration for what you are doing. From Liz, Matt, Cerys and Lois πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
Donation by Matt, Liz, Cerys and Lois
on 03-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Go Cheryl!!
Donation by Adrian
on 03-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
It's a great cause & I wish you all the best & fully support this great cause. Well done
Donation by Gary Ruddock
on 03-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Amazing Cheryl! Good luck!
Donation by Alison & Didier Mack
on 03-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Cheryl!!
Donation by Sue and Paul
on 03-12-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Cheryl, love it!!!
Donation by Selley family
on 03-12-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-12-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck Cheryl!
Donation by Sarah C
on 02-12-2017
£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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