WHY I RUN FOR CHARITY
A while back in 2008 we experienced the heartache of having a leaky house which financially and mentally nearly wiped up out. However we got it all fixed and decided we were so much in debt from it we just needed to get away from it all and went on an independent missions trip to Cambodia. It was life changing and made us realise that even though we had gone through a lot, it was nothing to what this nation and people had gone through. We completed the missions trip and been raising and donating money to World Vision and missionaries ever since. These people give up their lives to help others and the least we can all do is help with the causes from the comfort of our armchairs at home. I choose to get up from the armchair to help by running for World Vision which also adds to personal achievement and gives you a doubly good feeling of helping others whilst helping yourself mentally and physically.
Whilst our heart is in Cambodia, I raise money for all sorts of World Vision projects. A few years back we personally sponsored a big water project in the province where we also sponsored 2 World Vision Cambodian children and the project was to make clean water dams and filtration, which is something we take for granted here in NZ. We sponsored missionaries in projects and also in schools and last year took part in the Auckland Marathon as World Vision partnered with the UN Food Program 6 to 1 which meant every $1 got multiplied to dollars worth of food. so equated to about $16100 of food that we raised.
Trying to fund raise is the hardest thing I have ever done as I don't like asking people for money and it is not very forthcoming either. I take my hat off to all these fundraising guys and girls as it is harder than training and running a Marathon!
I look forward to receiving your donations for an absolutely worth while cause.
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