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Cath OConnor off to Vanuatu to run for Literacy!
$1,200 raised
240% of $500 goal
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3 Years running
Hi friends.   Those of you who know me, know that every year, I will engage in some sort of  physical pursuit, hopefully with a good and charitable cause attached to it.  This year is no different, although the venue is! I have trained at ...

Hi friends.

 

Those of you who know me, know that every year, I will engage in some sort of  physical pursuit, hopefully with a good and charitable cause attached to it.  This year is no different, although the venue is!

I have trained at Jumpstart Fitness in Cammeray for 8 years now and this year I will join with others from Jumpstart in a very  exciting team event - the Vanuatu Island Relay.

I am one part of a 10-person team, and we will visit beautiful Vanuatu and run one section each, of the 150Km RELAY AROUND THE ISLAND! That’s 15 kilometres for me and hopefully at the end of that run (in 30 degree heat) a giant Pina Colada awaits me! 

I am doing this to help raise funds for Jump Start Foundation (JSF), which has been raising money since 2001 for its Literacy & Girls Equity projects. They believe, as I do, that every child deserves to be educated and given an equal chance to a bright future. Vanuatu has some of the lowest literacy levels in the whole of the Pacific, and the women and girls often lose out on educational opportunities to the men in the family. Jump Start Foundation have raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years and made a huge difference to hundreds of childrens’ lives. 

By participating this year I hope to help JSF make a direct difference to improving the education levels of children at 2 remote schools, which have so little! The funds we raise will provide teaching resources for the staff, reading books for the school, sporting, empowerment & travel sponsorships for teenage girls, and educational resources such as pens, exercise books, rulers, erasers etc!

 

I understand you have probably given away lots of dollars already this year to different charities so any contribution is appreciated in help me to get to my fundraising goal. 100% of your donation passes to the children.

 

Thank you so much for your generosity and I look forward to sharing my Vanuatu experiences with you soon!

 

 

Cath O'Connor

 

P.S. Jump Start Foundation is a small not-for-profit organisation based in Cammeray, Sydney, which aims to provide life-changing opportunities through education to communities in the Asia Pacific region. They are passionate about getting results and supporting local community projects that larger organisations often overlook. They believe, as I do, that everyone deserves to be educated and treated equally. Hence my letter to you! You can find out more at: www.jumpstartfoundation.org.au and www.facebook.com/jumpstartfoundation

 

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