We're getting married!!! :)
And we want to commemorate this happy time in our lives by asking all our loved ones to help us spread the gift of education.
We are teaming up with Glimmer of Hope Foundation (www.aglimmerofhope.org) and You to build a library in Robit Village, Ethiopia (less than an hour south of Gondar, see a video here http://www.vimeo.com/14394714).
A document with all the details about the integrated development plan for Robit Village and its surrounding area is available at this link: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BwXh-SPojzSLODM0ZmE5NDctMjEyMy00ZTk....
Glimmer of Hope is leading the project that will bring an improved school system, library, health center, credit institution and clean drinking water to Robit. Glimmer has local partners to implement the project. A pair of donors have already committed $250,000 to start construction of a new school system beginning this October. We have volunteered to raise $60,000 for the library. In November Glimmer will host a Let There Be Hope event to raise funds for the broader initiative.
We hope you share our passion for giving those less fortunate than ourselves the tools to build a better future for themselves. And as we embark on our bright new future together, nothing will make us happier than to have your help in building this library for the kids of Robit.
Thank you for visiting our fundraising site.
Special Thanks to all our loved ones in the UK who helped us raise £6040.00 (£7135.79 including Gift Aid):
Anonymous £40.00 05/01/2011
Vivien Thomas £50.00 19/12/2010
John And Jean £500.00 10/12/2010
Anne and Stuart £50.00 01/12/2010
Helen & Ian £100.00 30/11/2010
Helen and Ben Harrison £100.00 30/11/2010
Sarah and Pete £100.00 29/11/2010
Philip & Judy £100.00 28/11/2010
Mark & Leslie £100.00 25/11/2010
Tom, Judy and David £120.00 23/11/2010
Jermaine £75.00 22/11/2010
david and linda walker £50.00 19/11/2010
MiRan & Sucheet £150.00 19/11/2010
Lucy & Rory £30.00 18/11/2010
Mary & Gerry £50.00 18/11/2010
Claire and Ian £50.00 18/11/2010
Laura £25.00 17/11/2010
Nic Swatters £20.00 16/11/2010
Min & Rufus £100.00 14/11/2010
Simon and Emma £50.00 13/11/2010
Andy H-Jones and Becky £40.00 13/11/2010
Matt & Johnny £50.00 12/11/2010
Alan and Charity £250.00 11/11/2010
Lynette £40.00 06/11/2010
Anonymous £100.00 04/11/2010
Stacy £25.00 01/11/2010
Leila Samara £20.00 29/10/2010
Jeff Egee £200.00 28/10/2010
Lesley and gordon Smith £100.00 27/10/2010
Matt Johnson + Emma Cleveland £50.00 27/10/2010
Helen G £50.00 26/10/2010
Carl £150.00 25/10/2010
David and Angela Rix £100.00 20/10/2010
Kabey & Terengo £50.00 19/10/2010
Tan and Christina £150.00 13/10/2010
Hannah & Jonathan £50.00 12/10/2010
Anonymous £50.00 12/10/2010
Ben & Alex £50.00 09/10/2010
Pete and Chris Johnson £100.00 03/10/2010
Richard & Anne Cowser £100.00 21/09/2010
Sally and Paul Lake £100.00 20/09/2010
Sarah + Begna £200.00 10/09/2010
Special Thanks to Alan Lock for running the LA Marathon and his friends for offline donations of $1,305:
Andrew Rose $50.00
Nidhi Teerdhala $50.00 Good luck guys!
Rohan Reddy $50.00 Way to go guys!
Henry Shelford $50.00 Good luck !
Wendy Walker $25.00 Go, Alan, go!
Judy Chang $50.00 you can do it! =)
Levi Goertz $50.00 Go Alan!
Michael H Dansbury $50.00 This is whats up..
Francois $50.00 yeah guys, pull the throttle !
Esther Paez $100.00 I am very proud of you...... Good luck!!
joanne lock $30.00 good luck in all you do - from little sis joey
mum and dad lock $150.00 You are brilliant-we are behind you every step of the way. Nice to meet you Begna
Shan Park $50.00
Chris Grapes $50.00 This is awesome guys!!!! So inspiring =)
Earl Dos Santos $50.00 You're both inspiring!
Robbie Horwitz $50.00 Awesome... Good luck!
Tom LeSaffre $50.00
Katie Hoisington $50.00 Go!
Megan Rast $50.00 I'm so proud of my Oskis! I also agree w/Hallie - Alan = Glimmer of Hope!
Kevin Hart $50.00 Best of luck, I think its awesome what you're doing!
Hallie Marshall $100.00 YOU are a glimmer of hope!
Christa Stephens $50.00 Good luck!
Begna Gebreyes $50.00 Alan, you're a legend!