Gemma is running the Weston Half Marathon on 6th November 2016

Gemma says:

“On Sunday I am running the Weston Half Marathon and I have just been issued my number. I am 696 of 751… Let’s hope that’s not the position I come in at! So, I’m running again – really to try and top up the original fund for Victoria and Simon Ewing who are going Mwanza in Tanzania (a little place in Africa) to set up a medical project and engineering project. (This area is massively in need). Recently there were some earthquakes nearby. For the Bournemouth Marathon we raised an astonishing over £3k… It would be simply fab if we could raise some more. If you would like to donate you may do so by clicking on the CharityCheckout button below.

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Finding time and motivation to run ATM is proving challenging with my schedule so your donations will help spur me on! Many thanks in advance.”

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Gemma is running the Bournemouth Marathon on 2nd October 2016

gemmaLast year Gemma Watkins walked 150 miles in 7 days across the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to obtain her Compostela whilst raising over £3000 for Save the Children. She has been gearing up all year, training for a marathon. To date, she has clocked up 3 official half marathons: Forest of Dean, Torbay and Offas Orra…. raising £700 for the British Heart Foundation. To tell you that training for a marathon takes up a HUGE amount of time energy and effort, is an understatement! She has been advised not to do this marathon so soon, as technically she is not ready, having only increased her mileage from 15 miles on 21st August, 18 miles on 28th and 20 miles on 31st August. Very soon she will take on the challenge of 26 miles in under 6 hours in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival (2nd October)! That doesn’t leave long to get marathon ready, a tough ask.

Ewing family 2016This event is in support of Gemma’s sister, Victoria and her family, who are moving overseas as missionaries with Emmanuel International in early 2017. In Tanzania, Victoria will be working as Community Health Coordinator for a local NGO called Rural Island Community Health (RICH). Simon, her husband, is an engineer with an interest in renewable energy. He will be overseeing a fuel efficient stove project and working with the community to improve their access to electricity.

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RICH is an NGO devoted to providing medical care and health education for the people on the islands on Lake Victoria. It was set up by Dr Bernard Makori, who is a member of Mwanza International Community Church. This project was set up with a passion to see the people of rural and remote islands in Lake Victoria, Tanzania, transformed – physically and also spiritually! Dr Makori runs a clinic on Kome Island (the second largest island in Lake Victoria) and uses this as a base for mobile clinics to surrounding areas and other more remote islands.


gemma-17-10-16Gemma is hoping to raise £5000 before during and after completion…

Please spur her on… by donating  to this cause. Every penny counts.

 

 

To donate securely online, click on the CharityCheckout button below.

Please note that Charity Checkout charges an administration fee on your donation.

If funds received exceed the requirements for a specific person or project the trustees shall re-designate any surplus at the end of the term or project.

 

 

On radio and social media:

Gemma will be on Pulse FM 104.4fm Somerset in an interview with Andy Saunder’s on the morning of Saturday 17 September.

Gemma is on Facebook and Instagram

Read the update: Gemma did it!

Gemma Watkins is raising more funds for the Ewing family
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