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Team Hope: Virgin London Marathon 2010

4 team members

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

Team story

<p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Presenting <strong>TEAM HOPE</strong>: from a pre-Christmas 2K Santa Run along the River Thames to a 26.2 mile endurance test..</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Hi there</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">We are five sassy mums living in London SE1 and training for the Virgin London Marathon 2010.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">As parents we know how lucky we are to have happy, healthy children and are really pleased to be raising money for </span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">HOPE,</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"> a charity that funds vital grass roots projects for kids in the UK and developing countries such as Sri Lanka and Uganda. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Please help us raise as much money as possible to make a real difference to the children who need it most, from kids living on the rubbish tips of Mumbai, to those begging and sleeping on the streets of Manila.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Your sponsorship will also give us a boost as we are pounding the streets of London! The more we raise, the faster we&rsquo;ll run &ndash; well, we </span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">HOPE</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">!</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Thanks for all your support. </span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Liz, Gemma, Jill, Emma and Juliexxxxx</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">HOPE For Children - some of its work:</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">*</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"> Slumming it in Mumbai. More than 1,000 children live and work on one of the largest rubbish tips in the world &ndash; the size of a small town - in Mumbai, India. HOPE for Children offers medical assistance, counselling and basic education.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">*</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"> HOPE funds a Ugandan orphanage, which cares for around 40 children &ndash; some left outside police stations, abandoned in maternity awards or found on rubbish tips.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">*</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"> Children as young as three live on the streets of Manila, begging for food. Twenty street educators help teach the children to read and write and educate them on the danger of drugs and HIV/Aids.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">*</span></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"> HOPE&rsquo;s UK work includes paying for summer holidays for disabled children and their carers, as well as single parent families. It also provides Christmas gifts for prisoners&rsquo; families.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">Hope for Children (HOPE) was founded in 1994 to help Helpless, Orphaned, Poor and Exploited children, largely in developing countries but also in the UK. It aims to reach children at grass-roots level, managing smaller projects often overlooked by big funding organizations and providing practical support for kids within their families and communities.</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: mceinline;">&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: mceinline;"><br /></span></p> <!--EndFragment-->

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Supporters

Jun 25, 2010

Anonymous

From the Pub Quiz II; from the Arc Nursery; from St Mary Magdalen and Bermondsey Methodist Church; and from other kind souls

£805.00 plus £227.05 Gift Aid

May 24, 2010

Bridget Milne

Well done Liz and the rest of the team.

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

May 24, 2010

John and Sue Bird

Well done Liz, I'm very proud of you. You've obviously got the Bird stamina!

£30.00 plus £8.46 Gift Aid

May 24, 2010

Margaret Bird

A fantastic effort girls. Well done! Margaret Bird, Liz's mumxxxx

£200.00 plus £56.41 Gift Aid

May 14, 2010

Anonymous

Huge respect. Sorry the donation came in late.

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

May 13, 2010

Elizabeth Bird

Well done Liz, sterling effort. Sally, Will, Em and Is and Tinaxxxxx

£30.00 plus £8.46 Gift Aid

May 11, 2010

Anonymous

Fantastic job Liz

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

May 10, 2010

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

May 7, 2010

Anonymous

Hope your feet and aching muscles have recovered!! Better late than never on sponsoring. Speak soon to catch up xxxx

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

May 6, 2010

Alex & Ellie

Well done Gemma - great effort!!

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

Emma Barrington

Emma Barrington

jill mead

jill mead

Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird

gemma woolford

gemma woolford