Stand By Me
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Brett’s half marathon

Brett is running the very hilly Exeter half marathon for kids in Colombia

$178 raised of $300 target
17 supporters

For those who don’t know me, my name is Brett and I’m a 20 year old student at the University of Exeter and on the 15th October I will be running Exeter’s very hilly half marathon, the Great West Run. I write this with less than three weeks to go, sleep-deprived and without having really got into a training routine. So this could be quite an endurance endeavour, which I’m not looking forward to (reminder- hills). If you’re wondering why I would do this, the answer is very simple. My hour and three quarters (hopefully less) hours of pain and endurance are done to raise money for the amazing charity Stand By Me to improve the lives of the children they work with in Colombia.

Guacamayal, Colombia, is a forgotten town where a lack of industry or employment opportunities along with a poor standard of education traps families in an endless cycle of poverty. Tragically, abuse and violence are rife and many children experience terrible things. The Stand by Me Emmanuel Care Centre is a hub exploding with colour run by committed staff determined to bring joy to this forgotten corner of Colombia. Children receive nutritious food, medical care and tutoring. It is a safe environment where our resident psychologist is at hand to listen, support and guide children and parents as they overcome trauma, helping children rise above their circumstances and reach their full potential.

I am aiming to raise £300 so any donations would be much appreciated. Thank you and God Bless you

Brett :)

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Project Updates

21 November 2017

It is done! 1 hour 38 minutes and 48 seconds of running and Great West Run of 2017 was over. I'm very happy with this time (not least given it was done off 3 weeks training, and then 3 hours sleep the night before). A massive thank you to everyone who has supported me (donations, texts, generally being encouraging etc). Your donations are funding psychological support for children in Colombia. 

The children in Guacamayal, Colombia come from terrible backgrounds of abuse and trauma, but thanks to your support, the Emmanuel Care Centre can stand up for very vulnerable children and reach out to help many more. Thank you for your generosity!

Stand by... almost there...