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Michael Fox

Running 10 x 10k

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]60 x 10 x 10! [/b][/p][p]To celebrate my 60th birthday, during the next year I'm aiming to raise £10,000 for India Direct, a brilliant charity local to Macclesfield. Every penny they raise goes to support two children's homes in South India - Bethel & Joy. The children have been either orphaned or abandoned. The homes also run projects in support of widows and destitute families.[/p][p]Having met the couple, Martin and Annie, who set up and run the homes in India, I'm really passionate about the work they do, and support them regularly. Now I'm inviting you to join me.[/p][p][b]***[/b][/p][p][b]Case Study:[/b][/p][p]Sivakumar’s father was a farm labourer, but didn’t own any land, he worked in the fields for daily wages. He died of jaundice when Sivakumar was only 2 years old.[/p][p]Sivakumar’s mother became a widow when she was in her early 30’s with 3 small children. She suffered a lot with the sudden demise of her husband, who was the bread winner of the family. She started to go to work in the fields with her young family. She worked hard but earned very little, and it was just not enough to bring up her children. She was not able to provide food, clothes, education for her three children, so in 2006, after years of struggle, she brought Sivakumar to Joy home when he was 10 years old.[/p][p]Now Sivakumar, age 20, has grown up into a happy and intelligent young man. He has successfully completed a Bachelor of Arts in History, and is looking for a job. He wants to pursue higher education in Law, and eventually become a Lawyer, but he needs a job to fund this.[/p][p]***[/p][p]As part of my fundraising effort, I am going to complete a total of 10 x 10k (6.2 miles) runs over a period of 2 months, starting in September 2018. To keep costs down, I'm not entering official races, but will record each of my 10 runs on a mobile app and post the result to a dedicated Facebook [url=http://www.facebook.com/60x10x10/]page[/url], where you can also get updates of how the campaign is going.[/p][p]Most of the runs will be along trails in the hills around my home - with the occasional flat run to recover! [/p][p]I invite you to sponsor a portion of the total distance - 100km (62 miles). You can donate via this page once I've finished all the runs, or at the end of each run, or at the beginning, or whenever![/p][p]UPDATE 30/09/18: 4 runs complete! Thank you so much for your generosity - what an encouragement! Please help me to keep going - tell everyone you know about my campaign.[/p][p]I know that Martin, Annie and the team of teachers and helpers in Chennai will be so grateful for your donation. The money will be spent directly on the accommodation and education of the children in their care. [/p][p]For more information about India Direct and its activities, visit the [url=http://www.indiadirect.org]website[/url][/p][p]Please feel free to share this story with your friends and networks![/p][p]PS: If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, the charity will benefit by an extra 25%[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Jul 2019


Oct 24, 2018

Jim Banks

Michael , hope the running is going well! India Direct is a wonderful charity , I've been supporting them for years, so very happy to combine doing so with celebrating the dawn of your 7th decade!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2018


Good luck with your challenge!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 7, 2018

Geoff and Chris


£32.00 plus £8.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2018


Good luck and enjoy the running! Ruth and Michael x

Oct 2, 2018


Great cause to support - happy running! Love, Neal and Eluned.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2018

Richard Brimelow

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2018

James Carter

A great challenge for a fantastic Charity. Happy Birthday Michael and Good Luck!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2018


Keep going!

Sep 30, 2018


Good luck Michael! What a great endeavour. Does this include a dash up to the White Nancy? Much love, Luke

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2018


Lots of love xxx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid