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My Road To Challenge Kenya 2014

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Michael Hirst

Help!! I cant do this without your help, any small amount you can part with would be a massive help :)

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Challenge Worldwide: Training for LIfe

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My name is Michael Hirst and I work for BT Openreach in service delivery, I am embarking on an extremely challenging journey to Africa where I will be rebuilding a school in the Kibera Slums, Kenya. The Kibera Slums is an area about 1.5 square miles but with a population of over 1 million. Most people living in Kibera have little or no access to basic necessities, such as electricity, clean water, toilet facility and sewage disposal. The combination of poor nutrition and lack of sanitation accounts for many illnesses and deaths especially in young children.

In order to take part in the trip I need to raise £3500!

I am doing this event in memory of my mum (Karen Dunn) who is still my inspiration for everything I do, I have never done anything like this and finding it very challenging but I am determined to get there. I give up almost every weekend and have had to pay £700 in personal contribution, this is not a holiday thank you for your help.


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Challenge Kenya Training For Life 2014

FUNDRAISING: Achieve a fundraising target of £3,500.00 (plus a personal contribution) to cover all infrastructure, travel and project build costs.
COMMUNITY: Rebuild and expand an entire primary school in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi: Africa's biggest slum and create a thriving 'Academy'. Provide building materials, additional classrooms, construction support, solar power, laptops, teaching & training, a school lunch programme and a chance to help the School become self-funding.
CULTURE: Gain a rare and privileged insight into daily life in Africa's Biggest Slum. Interact and engage with Children, Teachers, Parents, Locals and contractors to improve the quality of the teaching and the future prospects of the children.
ENDURANCE: TREK MOUNT KENYA: A 3 night/4 day trek to the summit of Mount Kenya, the country's highest peak at 5,199 metres.

Event date

01-February-2014 00:00  - 
28-February-2014 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

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Your Mum was my consultant and mentor at Slimming world, sponsoring me to become a consultant myself in Derbyshire. She was so proud of her family. She is missed. Good luck with the challenge, Ruth and Mark Swift from Sharlston/Derbyshire
Donation by Ruth and Mark Swift
on 25-01-2014
£2.50 gift aid
Donated by ENCASE Ltd. Thank you for your kind donation.
Donation by ENCASE LTD
on 30-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid
All from the normanton slimming world class
Donation by Lyndsey hill class
on 30-11-2013
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From all at the Hatfield Slimming world Classes
Donation by Jodie-Leigh Classes
on 19-11-2013
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From all at the Pontefract classes.
Donation by Dorina pontefract classes
on 19-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid
money raised by Michael at a charity event at Asda.
Donation by Event at Asda Pontefract
on 18-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid
money raised by Neil Garbutt by taking a charity collection bucket to his work place, thank you Neil for your help and support. we really appreciate it.
Donation by All at Neils work
on 15-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid
good luck Michael, all the best Neil and Jane Garbutt xxxx
Donation by Neil and Jane Garbutt
on 15-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid
raised by our friend Claire cotter taking bucket to work. thank you Claire, we really appreciate all your help and support
Donation by claire and ethan xxxxx
on 15-11-2013
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Money Raised by Jamie Baraclough by competing in Tough Mudder.
Donation by Jamie Baraclough
on 12-11-2013
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,076.37
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £4,076.37
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,619.12

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