John Dawson

John Dawson

London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This is my second attempt at running the London Marathon, having broken my toe last year, only four weeks before the big day.[/p][p]I am running the London Marathon in 2019 in memory of Fr Victor-Luke Odhiambo SJ, a 62-year-old Jesuit priest who was tragically murdered in South Sudan in November 2018.[/p][p]Fr Victor-Luke was a Jesuit priest who chose to work in one of the most dangerous and difficult places on earth. He was deeply committed to the people of South Sudan where he had been working for the last ten years. Fr Victor-Luke lived in Cuiebet where he worked at the local teacher training centre, where he also had big plans to build a new college. Sadly, he was killed by assailants who broke into his accommodation during the night.[/p][p]South Sudan has been struggling through a civil war since 2013 displacing hundreds of thousands of people and killing around 400, 000. It has the highest proportion of out of school children in the world. The UN claims that up to 2.4 million children in South Sudan are not receiving an education. Fr Victor-Luke wanted to change this. Jesuit Missions wants to continue his legacy by supporting the teacher training centre where he worked and to continue his plans to educate and inspire as many South Sudanese children to go to school as possible.[/p][p]Jesuit Missions is the international development agency and mission office for the Jesuits in Britain. For over 50 years it has supported vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.[/p][p]The money I raise from running the London Marathon this year will go to support Jesuit Missions life changing work across the world. This year, amongst other things, they are supporting Loyola Secondary school in Wau, South Sudan. Their current priorities are to provide a new school bus, enhancing the safety and protection of the students, the building of new toilets to support the growing school population and an additional water tower to supply more water points to the students. Please click on the link [url=][/url] to see the reality of the situation in South Sudan, and just how important your donation is to furthering Jesuit Missions work there.[/p][p]Thank you for all that you are able to give.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Jun 28, 2019

Paul ORourke

Well done John!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Deborah D

Well Done John. Great achievement. I heard you were spotted on TV too. Great cause too. AMDG


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019



plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

St Ignatius Staff


May 2, 2019

Dawn OReilly

Well done


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019


May 1, 2019

James Potter

Great effort John, congrats

May 1, 2019

Maria Neal

Well done 👍


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Emma Stringer

Well done, John!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

A Kelly

Well Done!

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