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[p]Charlotte Allum, a member of the Kids for Kids Team, loves Stand Up Paddle-boarding on the river from her home in Purley on Thames and the serenity it brings![/p][p]Charlotte describes herself as a novice paddle-boarder and is often seen messing about on the water rather than taking on serious challenges...until now, of course..![/p][p]With Kids for Kids celebrating 20 years of standing up for the forgotten children of Darfur who live lives of unimaginable hardship and poverty, it seems only fitting that Charlotte - together with some supportive SUP-loving friends - take on a challenge to paddle 20 MILES down the Thames from Goring-on-Thames to Henley-on-Thames![/p][p]The event will take place on 25th September and should take about 7 hours - if the wind's in the right direction..!! [/p][p]Charlotte hopes to raise £1000 - that's enough to provide 20 goats to the children and families in desperate need in Darfur - and would so love your support to spur her on!![/p][p][br][/p][p]If you are wondering 'Why Goats?' - then read on![/p][p]Darfur is one of the most impoverished and forgotten about regions in Africa. Life is an everyday struggle as they bear the brunt of climate change. Droughts, floods, disease are an everyday risk and with crops failing and inflation at a record 350% many families are struggling to feed their families and are surviving on just one meal a day.[/p][p]Kids for Kids provides 5 goats to a family in need, the milk from these amazing animals provides vital protein and other nutrients to keep hunger at bay and turn the health of children around. Mothers can then earn a living by selling any excess - being able to afford healthcare and even to send her children to school![/p][p]Kids for Kids also supports communities through other projects such as the installation of water pumps, construction of kindergartens and training midwives and first-aid workers bringing healthcare and education to many areas of Darfur for the first time.[/p][p]Please support Charlotte & the team as they take on their Challenge20 - and maybe you'll be inspired to hold your own Challenge20?![/p][p]For more information visit: www.kidsforkids.org.uk[/p]