Greg White

Greg White

Greg White's fundraising page

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. [/p][p]This is the first time I’ve volunteered to jog, walk and/or crawl 42km (26 miles).[/p][p]Before this seems to be a shameless plea to fund my London marathon experience, please take 5 minutes of your time to read about the charity I am supporting, a charity which is ‘close-to-home’ for me, and due to the current ridiculous ZAR:GBP exchange rate, we have the ability to make a significant contribution to fulfil the objectives of this charity (as I explain further on…).[/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Brief background of my chosen charity - Old Grey Charitable Trust [/span][/b][/p][p]My old school, Grey High School in Port Elizabeth, resides in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The school, over 150 years old, prides itself in providing a well-rounded environment where pupils can interact with others from diverse backgrounds, not limited to a specific wealth class, race or religion.[/p][p]The school is classified as a ‘semi-private’ school, due to the fact that although it is partly government funded, this government contribution has not corresponded with increases in costs over the years, and increased dependence on funding from old pupils is required to maintain this diverse mix of pupils.[/p][p]The importance of such funding is perfectly illustrated through the story of Siya Kolisi, the current Springbok rugby player, who obtained a bursary to Grey High School – an inspiring story, illustrating how a bursary programme provided an individual with a platform and support to reach his/her potential.[/p][p]A bursary programme was set up 10years ago (and related UK charitable trust 9 years ago), by old boys residing in the UK. Over the 10 year period, this bursary trust has helped nearly 20 pupils obtain a Grey education.[/p][p][b][span=text-decoration: underline;]Proposal[/span][/b][/p][p]As the Barmy Army so succinctly put it at the SA vs England cricket match last week [sung to the tune of 'he's got the whole world in his hands]: “we got 23 rand to the pound, we got 23 rand to the pound, we got 23 rand to the pound, we got 23 to the pound……we so rich it’s unbelievable”![/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxKUiu5jdVI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxKUiu5jdVI[/url][/p][p]Per my old school’s website, the current annual fees at Grey High School are R40 200. At a current (Sunday eve 24/01/16) ZAR:GBP  exchange rate of 23.50, this would equal [b]£1710.64[/b] in pound terms, [b]for us to single-handedly put a kid through 1 year of high school [/b]at an established institution, providing him the platform to fulfil his potential.[/p][p]For this reason, I have [b]upped the expected benchmark of £1 500 to £1 710.64 as an initial target[/b]. Your contribution would genuinely be appreciated, and as illustrated by Siya's inspiring journey, will go a long way in making a huge difference in a kid’s life.[/p]

Supporters


Apr 28, 2016

Blake M

Well done on the run and for raising money for such a great cause...

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2016

Tim Hawk

Hope went well - sorry so late!

£20.00


Apr 25, 2016

Randal

Well done Greg! Who would've thought the guy from Suits could get round so quickly! PS - Fancy a run this lunch-time?

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 25, 2016

Aoife

Well done Greg! Great achievement!


Apr 22, 2016

Anonymous

Good luck Greg!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2016

Muzz

Good luck out there!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 22, 2016

Paul Bradford

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 21, 2016

Wes V

Lekker lekker - yoh. Good effort. Great initiative!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 18, 2016

Anonymous

Go Gregoroids go! You've got this! Back you all the way babe X

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 18, 2016

Susie Steyn

Good luck!!! :)

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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