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Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Trek to Rome without ever leaving Home


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I’m aiming to raise £5,000 for my chosen charity Kidasha, to support their vital work in providing vulnerable children in Nepal. The pandemic has drastically worsened the plight of these children and their communities, and I kindly ask for your support in raising the funds needed to provide these children with shelter, healthcare, education, and food during this difficult period. [/p][p]2020 has been a catastrophic year worldwide. We are fortunate that our family has come through it without illness, but, because of “underlying conditions”, I have been shielding since April. As a trekker, it is torture not to be able to go out and get exercise, but I have been lucky in having access to a communal garden that no one else wants to use. So far, I have walked from London to John O’Groats without ever getting more than 150 yards from my home – 6,600 circuits of the garden. Having achieved this, I have promised myself that, in 2021-22, I will walk the distance from London to Rome to raise funds for the children that Kidasha aims to help. My estimate is that this is 1,111 miles and will involve 12,250 circuits of the garden.[/p][p]Kidasha works to reduce the causes and impact of entrenched poverty, social exclusion, exploitation and violence against children in Nepal. As one of the poorest countries in the world, with 1 in 4 living on less than $0.50 a day, thousands of the poorest from rural areas are migrating to the cities in search of better opportunities, resulting in the rapid growth of chronically poor slum populations. [/p][p]In the past, I have been fortunate to have trekked up to Everest and Annapurna Base Camps, and have participated in a range of other treks to raise funds for Kidasha. As a former trustee, I have also seen the wonderful work they do up close. Following Nepal’s dreadful earthquakes and a growing Covid-19 crisis, the charity urgently needs support. [/p][p]So, I hope you will support me by giving money to this fundraising page for Kidasha or donate via their webpage at [url=http://www.kidasha.org/]www.kidasha.org[/url].[/p][p]Kidasha needs the money to help the children![/p][p]Myke[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Apr 2021



Apr 11, 2021

Adam and Barbara

This is a great cause - good luck with all the walking - we can compare notes!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 6, 2021


Hello Michael, well done for doing this. A very worthy cause. Best wishes, Mari


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2021

John and Stella

We are so impressed, Myke! Hope the weather stays fine for you and all the best for the rest of your trek!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 3, 2021

Andrew and Sally Botterill

Good stuff, Michael. Let us know when you reach The Final Assault Camp in Constable Close


plus £8.75 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2021


keep going Michael


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2021

Jennye and Jonathan

Looking forward to following your journey.

Apr 1, 2021

Olive and Peter

Apr 1, 2021

Robert and Anita Morgan

Well done! Great effort


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2021

Helen and Nicky Naftalin


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2021

Pauline and Phil Buckle

Good luck Michael. Sooner you than me! All the Best


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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