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Marie and Jim Hanborn

Marie Hanson's fundraising page

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

My story

[p][span=color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]S.A.L.V.E International is a charity run by a good friend of mine, who helps [/span][span=color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]to provide opportunities for children living and working on the streets of Uganda. Right now they are struggling to meet the demand they are facing. (There's a little blurb below if you are interested to know what they are doing.)[/span][lt]br style="color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;" /[gt][span=display: inline; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]The current challenge is ‘set’ around various areas of water in the area of Uganda where S.A.L.V.E works. And silly me has plumped to do the longest distance... with no training whatsoever and only three hours to complete it in! Oh well, it wouldn't be a challenge if I trained for it :)[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]I'm taking on: The Difficult Challenge - Survive the Source[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]"Can you take on the difficult challenge of swimming from the source of the river Nile until the end of Bujagali falls? That’s a gruelling 8,000m! This is the same as 320 lengths in a 25m pool."[/span][/p][p][span=display: inline; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]I've left this a little last minute, so I've set a relatively humble target, but any donations would be really and truly welcomed. I know that I used to do distances like this in my sleep, but having seriously done very little swimming since I was 18 years of age, I am expecting this to just about finish me off. Thank you for your support in achieving this![/span][/p][p][/p][p][span=display: inline; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]About S.A.L.V.E.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][lt]span style="color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;"[gt]With no-one to look after them and being subject to a lot of abuse, children – orphaned, ab[/span][span=display: inline; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]andoned and rejected – can be seen down every back street in Jinja, Uganda. They are invisible children. Some have been on the streets for many years and some are as young as 5 years old. But with the help our of friends and family, we have been providing children with opportunities including a home and an education since 2008. In this time, not only have we been able to give 24 children a home, and education, we have also been able to resettle over 60 children back with their families and plough our additional resources back into the local community, through various training and education schemes. Things have been going well, but a little bit of extra help from you will enable us to spread our reach even further.[/span][lt]/span[gt][/p][p][span=display: inline; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 16.290908813476563px;]S.A.L.V.E International is a small Charity, but we have big ambitions. With your help we can achieve them. Every penny raised will take us one splash closer to being able to offer another child an opportunity to turn their life around.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Thank you.[/span][/p]

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Supporters

25-Apr-2014

Anonymous

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

03-Apr-2014

JT

Proud of you MH! Such a fish x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

31-Mar-2014

Kay & Paul

Sounds like a very good cause. Well done Marie!

£20.00

31-Mar-2014

Sophie & Nick

This sounds crazier than your dream about the fox-headed woman!! Well done!! xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

30-Mar-2014

Jenny, Torx & Lauren

Well done Marie, what an amazing achievement! Love Jenny, Torx & Lauren X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

30-Mar-2014

Orlaith

Well done Marie xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

30-Mar-2014

Abby

Go Marie and Helen!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

27-Mar-2014

Helen

Go go go Marie Marie!! Thank you so very much for swimming for SALVE - you are a complete and utter superstar! Big love and see you at the poolside - eek!! xxxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

27-Mar-2014

Katie & Ian xx

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim - Good luck Marie xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Mar-2014

The Molys

Good luck from Kirsty & Dan! :)

£13.00 plus £3.25 Gift Aid