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San Sebastian to Santander (216km!) for Awamu
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I'm walking 216km to raise money children in slums of Kamapala, Uganda. Can you help me change a childs life by giving them the opportunity to go to school and get the education that is vital to their future? More

Hi Everyone, 

So, I’m breaking my promise not to ask you for more sponsorship!

But it’s all for a good cause.

This August, rather than seeing-in my 32nd year by getting whiskey drink and singing along to Disney Movies, I'm going to be walking part of the ‘Camino’ pilgrimage route in Spain to raise money for children in the slums of Kamapala, Uganda supporting the work of my favourite organisation Awamu.

Awamu is a small social enterprise run by some very good friends of mine, they work with mums in the slums of Kampala to ensure orphaned and vulnerable children get access to education.

On the 2nd of August I'll be setting off on an epic 10 day hike from San Sebastian to Santander.

I'm aiming to walk around 20 miles a day for ten days....it’s going to be a huge challenge as not only am I endemically lazy, I also have quite high cholesterol.

I will be walking over 216km trying to raise £1000 - which is what it cost for one child to complete their entire primary education.

So instead of spending £20 on artisan cheeses this August, why not bung it my way and change the life of a human being who needs it?

Awamu is run solely by volunteers, and every penny I raise will go directly to pay school fees, buy uniforms or text books for children like Edrine here: Heres what your sponsorship will buy:

£5.56 will buy a school sweater for one child

£13.86 will buy a good pair of school shoes

£22 will cover the cost of school fees for one term

£66.67 could pay one year of school fees inc. text books and pens for one child

£467 will cover school for one child for seven years

£1000 will support one child like Edrine complete their primary education.

If I make it (!) I'll be flying to Kampala straight after my walk to see exactly how the money I raise will be used and meet some of the children you will be helping if you sponsor me.

Charrs then, 
Jon x


 

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