Helen Essex

Helen Essex

Great North Run

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Team Kenya is an amazing small charity that I am proud to have supported since 2015. Their mission is simple: to break down barriers to girls' education and female empowerment in order to bring about brighter, more financially secure futures for communities in Western Kenya.[/p][p]Globally, over 130 million girls are not in school. Traditional attitudes towards girls in Kenya have, until now, prevented progress being made in these communities, with many families unable to afford to send their daughters to school. Team Kenya works to change these attitudes and provide girls with the financial support they need to continue with their education: everything from solar lamps to help them study after dark, to girl-friendly toilets to avoid girls missing school during their monthly period, to places at their Learning and Resource Centre.[/p][p]The pandemic has hit communities like these particularly hard: Girls have become more vulnerable due to school closures and many families have been pushed further into poverty, limiting their ability to provide even one meal a day. Team Kenya is overseeing the process of getting 480 girls back into school after the lockdown.[/p][p]It may be small, but Team Kenya is making a big difference: women who have completed their education are more likely to want the same for their own children, which in turn breaks the cycle of poverty that affects the communities in which they live.[/p][p]As for me? The Great North Run has been a goal of mine since I came home to the North East last year. It's top of my "40 before 40" bucket list and I can't wait to tick it off in aid of such a wonderful cause![/p]

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Sep 29, 2021

Lisa

Well done Helen!

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2021

KJ

Well done Helen !


Sep 15, 2021

Anonymous

from Sarah and Cath

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2021

Samantha Weston

Well done Helen, amazing job!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2021

Holly

Well done Helen! Amazing achievement and charity.


Sep 13, 2021

Katie Danes

Fantastic achievement Helen and a great cause!! Well done ... hope the legs recover soon!!!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 13, 2021

Cecca

Brilliant, well done!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Sep 12, 2021

Sian

Congratulations Helen!


Sep 12, 2021

Anonymous

Have an amazing day! Good luck, Sian xx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 11, 2021

Kay-Marie

Good luck Helen, continuing your support for this amazing charity! Well done you.

£10.00

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