Charity

Street Child
Street Child believes that that every child deserves the right to live in a safe, secure home and the chance to receive a quality education. Starting in Sierra Leone, ranked in 2008 by the UN as the world’s least developed country, we strive to see every child enjoying these two basic rights. Street Child’s principal programmes are: 1) a street based programme supporting children off the street and into family and school; 2) an education development programme specialising in building schools and training teachers in remote rural areas bereft of educational facilities. All of Street Child’s programmes are delivered with local implementing partners. Together we helped over 2000 children off the street and over 10,000 children into school in Sierra Leone from 2008-2012.


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Sarah and Vee Run for Liberian Child Amputees

Fundraisers: 
Sarah Hope

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/sarah-and-vee

My twin sister, Victoria, and I set up Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope (ELoH) three years ago, after my daughter, Pollyanna, lost a leg in a bus crash in 2007, which also tragically killed our mother Elizabeth. Coming to terms with such loss and trauma has been an uphill struggle, but there is light at the end of every tunnel and helping children who have the same disability as Pollyanna but little or no help has been a very bright light. 

Since setting up EloH, we have partnered with organisations in Tanzania and Sierra Leone; hundreds of children have received prosthetics, rehabilitative support and even education as a result of the generosity of our supporters. Street Child is one of these partners!

We want to continue supporting our current beneficiaries until they reach adulthood, which is an exciting and ambitious plan in itself;  but this year we are also planning to help young amputees in Liberia, Sierra Leone’s neighbour. It is now over ten years since the end of the civil war in Liberia that saw so many suffering terrible, agonising trauma including deliberate amputation; but the effects are still being felt and there are hundreds of children who need our help.

So this year, Victoria and I are running in the London marathon to raise money for children, and their families, in Liberia whose lives are blighted because of amputation. We will work in Liberia with our partner organisation, Street Child, with whom we are already working in Sierra Leone, liberating and educating 100 child amputees. 

Please give generously, as all donations received on or after 16 March will be doubled through UK Aid Match!

Initially, our ground-breaking project in Liberia will change the lives of 40 child amputees who currently receive little to no medical support and are often forced to fend for themselves on the streets of Monrovia. Our project will be modelled on Sierra Leone where our holistic approach includes providing prosthetics, wider medical care and access to education to help lift children out of poverty and enable them to live a full and happy life, able to run, walk, play and go to school.

To make this fundraising challenge both more special and more fun, we have decided to run the whole course while holding hands! Want to see how that goes? Sponsor us and help us give child amputees the lives they deserve!

Aside from being a major sporting event, the London Marathon also holds the Guinness world record as the largest annual fund raising event in the world, with the 2009 participants raising over £47.2 million for charity! So join us, be part of the largest fund raising event in the world and change 40 amputee children’s lives in the most meaningful way possible!

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations!

Recent donors

16.06.14 Well done girls - Very Best, Brian Langton

16.06.14 Well done girls - Barbara Hope

20.05.14 That is £25 each for Sarah and Victoria!!!!Well done, love Iain, Paula, Lewis, Guy and Ellie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

07.05.14 Well done both of you - just fantastic!!

05.05.14 Many congratulations on this SPECTACULAR achievement! Lots of love and hope to see you soon xxx Jules

05.05.14 Well done for being so positive in the face of such pain.

03.05.14

02.05.14 Such a poignant and inspiring story. Well done, and good luck with future fundraising too.

29.04.14 Well done to Victoria and Sarah on a fantastic achievement. Very pleased to sponsor you and support your charity. Oliver Mills and Paul Meredew.

29.04.14 Big Congratulations. A great Cause, A great Effort and a Great Run. Thank Goodness the world has people like you who care enough.

27.04.14 This is an incredible achievement - well done!

26.04.14 Well done! Sorry we are late, can't wait to hear all about it xxx

25.04.14 From Mary and Phil L-J, with lots and lots of love xxx

25.04.14 With love from Chloe, Dickie, Eva, Bubble and Oliver xxx

25.04.14 Well Done, such an achievement. We admire you both and all the tremendous work you both do. Lots of Love The Ritchies xxxx

22.04.14

22.04.14 5 cheers from Market Drayton!

21.04.14 Well done girls you are amazing! Love Helen, Hannah and Tom xxx

20.04.14 Well done to both of you! What an incredible effort. Love from Eleanor and George x

18.04.14 You two are totally amazing. Very, very well done. Love from Delia, James & Saskia

18.04.14 Can't wait to catch up for some congratulatory bubbles with you Skippy xxx

17.04.14

17.04.14 From one of the over 2000 TfL bus collision victims since 2008. I am impressed your valiant efforts to reclaim your lives with dignity and by your generosity of spirit.

16.04.14 You both continue to be an inspiration to us all. With love from Sarah-Jane, Justin, Connie, Hamish and Rory

15.04.14 Congratulations Sarah and Vee!

£23,232.46

Running total

Target:
£10,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£25,467.58
Total donors:
143
Biggest donor:
Jaspal
£3,000.00  
Last donor:
Brian Langton
16.06.14  
Offline fundraising:
£10,500.00