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Running 1 More Mile for 1 More Child

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]On the 7th of April James and Ben will be heading out to the Sahara desert, their aim - to compete in the 32nd Marathon des Sables.[/p][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]James and Ben are doing the 32nd Marathon des Sables from 7th April to 17th April 2017. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]To prepare for the event and maximize our fund raising efforts we are completing 12 months of training and endurance events. The hope is to raise awareness for our chosen charity ‘1morechild’ and bring together friends, family and colleagues to take part in events and cast our fundraising net as far as possible.[lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Events will include cycle races, relays, Triathlons, ‘Tough Mudders’ and Ultra events like ‘The Race to the Stones’ and ‘The Atlantic Coast Challenge’. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]While we both have a good appetite for exercise, neither of us are built for distance running. Ben is a 6’5” former rower and James is a 6’4” former rugby player, so the challenge is to get our bodies conditioned to endurance running and tailor our diets to prepare for the limited calories available during the race. [lt]/div[gt][lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="overflow: hidden; height: 1px; width: 1px; position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px;"[gt]Our chosen charity is 1morechild, an NGO set-up by Harry & Hen Ferdinando in 2008 to help home and educate street children in Jinja, Uganda. 100% of all donations will go straight towards the running of 11 childrens’ homes, school fees, 3 meals a day, school uniforms, school supplies, shoes, clothes, medical care, tutoring, mentoring, and the football club.[lt]/div[gt][lt]p style="text-align: center;"[gt][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]250km :: 6 days :: Sahara Desert[/span][/b][/p][p]While we both have a good appetite for exercise, neither of us are built for distance running. Ben is a 6’6” former rower and James is a 6’4” former rugby player - not quite the right build for running across sand dunes. [/p][p]We were both determined that our efforts would have a direct impact on those less fortunate than us, we want to make a real difference. Whilst our suffering is relatively short lived and self inflicted it is easy to forget that many people have to face huge challenges every day of their lives without that choice. With both of us having young children we wanted to raise funds and awareness for children who were suffering.[/p][p]Our chosen charity is [b]1morechild[/b], an NGO set-up by Harry & Hen Ferdinando in 2008 to help home and educate street children in Jinja, Uganda. 100% of all donations will go straight towards the running of 11 childrens’ homes, school fees, 3 meals a day, school uniforms, school supplies, shoes, clothes, medical care, tutoring, mentoring, and the football club.[/p][p][b]Whilst we put ourselves through the training and the toughest foot race on earth, all we ask is that you can make any donation, no matter how big or small - everything counts and is deeply appreciated.[/b][/p][p][b]Thank you,[/b][/p][p][b]James and Ben[/b][/p][p] [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

17 Apr 2017

Charity

Supporters

May 12, 2017

Mickey and Ali Biggar

Congratulations on a great achievement!

£200.00

May 10, 2017

Frank Corvan

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2017

Matt and Tam

Unbelievable effort James. Three letters sum it up - "wow".

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2017

Edward and Emily Verity

Incredible achievement James! Congratulations!! Love the Veritys.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2017

Ben and Maddy

Congratulations James, you are a piece of iron well done dude.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2017

Jamie Macpherson

Well done James, great effort, glad you are back in one piece

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2017

Ed and Caroline Squire

Well done Ben -- amazing achievement -- hear your feet are in shreds

Apr 21, 2017

Projection Artworks

Well done you lazy boy.

£500.00

Apr 21, 2017

Alex W

Awesome work!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2017

DPK Contractors Ltd

Congratulations James on completing you gentle stroll! A wonderful achievement. Well done.

£250.00

James Street

James Street

Ben Burch

Ben Burch