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I’m taking on the challenge of 70K in May. Why?

Last year, I did the Shine 5K night walk through London in September 2023. My sister had recently recovered from two knee replacements and for her 60th Birthday, after her successful recovery, she wanted to do this walk with her sisters and family. We had a good time and raised a good deal of money collectively for a cancer research charity. We were also able to celebrate her birthday together, (because she lives away from the rest of us).

This year I want to do the 70K for Christian aid, 70K in May and in July 5K inflatable challenge for the Sickle cell society.

Being a Christian, I want to help others and by raising funds for Christian aid is a good place to start.

In early March this year, I had an injury to my right Knee, a Collateral Ligament Sprain, which was very painful which forced me to abstain from my regular exercise that I do daily. I am nearly fully recovered, about 99 % better now. This made me more appreciative for my good health. I am a fit and healthy person who enjoys fitness and exercise, and I have taken for granted having good health and mobility.

When I saw the 70K in May for Christian aid, it has inspired me to push myself to do a long bike ride the London to Luton 87K, which I have never done before. I swim once a week, and attend gym classes or cycle, (weather permitting) daily for 1-3 hours. This challenge will be the end of my recovery and the beginning of my newfound charity work, by supporting different charities to raise money to help those in need.

There are so many people living with long term illnesses, disabilities or in poverty, I just want to use my passion of fitness and exercise to raise funds for those in need.

I believe as a Christian that by helping others through raising donations, is a charitable and positive way to help and support good causes, and I am looking forwards to helping them with a good donation.

I will cycle from London to Luton 87K in May and throughout the month of May, increase my fitness and exercise including swimming.

I hope friends and family will support me through their kind donations.

Thank you in advance X

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How your money helps

Poverty pushed Aline to the brink. She was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back harder. With Christian Aid funded small business training, she achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

Fundraising this Christian Aid Week will ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to push back against the inhumanity of poverty.

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Aline Nibogora is pushing back against extreme poverty in Makamba Province, Burundi by raising the living conditions of her community with the support of Christian Aid. Credit: Ndacayisaba Epitace
Aline Nigobora stands in front of her home, She wears a pink top and green skirt and is looking in the camera with a neutral expression