The team will be setting off from Heysham FM Church, walking to VVV Gym in Hest Bank and back which is 12miles in total. Each member of the team will be collecting sponsors to raising money towards our total.
This June, a team of 9 from Heysham FM Church are heading to Bekoji, Ethiopia to support the charity 'Stand By Me' who are changing the live of hundreds of children! They rescue children from extreme poverty. The provide them with a free quality education, daily food and health care. They ensure that precious children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
In Bekoji, Stand By Me run a school for 500 children and an orphanage for 30 'at risk' children. Our team aim to enhance the lives of these children by carrying our projects such as providing beds for families who currently sleep on the floor, helping with water harvesting infrastructure, teaching English, running after school clubs, leading sports and music sessions as well as taking the children on a rare swimming trip! We will visit family homes that have been built in order to provide loving care for orphaned abandoned children to grow up in. We will also see the communities these children come from. see the poverty, but also the hope that a charity like Stand By Me brings.
BUT we need your help to make all of this happen. All money raised through ticket sales and given at events will go toward helping reach our target. Our target is to raise a minimum of £10,000. Some money will go towards covering remaining cost for the team. All money raised over £3,000 will go directly towards the project we will be carrying out in Bekoji. By attending an event and/or giving, you are enabling us to partner with Stand By Me in enhancing the lives of some the poorest children.