Saturday 9th July 2016
Weston Park, Sheffield
TASTE Sheffield Fun Run 2016 saw about 50 intrepid supporters brave the cold, wet morning to complete the 5k circuit to raise an incredible £1,280.
The North Wales Fun Run in April went really well raising £605 so far. Now it was Sheffield’s turn to step up to the starting line.
5km, or roughly 3 miles to the uninitiated, is typical of the distance walked by women and children in rural Nigeria in their search for clean drinking water. Not for them the luxury of simply turning on a tap.
Who Participated? The short answer is everyone! We had serious runners who are training for other events; we had family groups who race between themselves; we had parents with buggies; we had dog-walkers. Some ran, others strolled.
This sponsored event annually raises enough money to provide a rural community in Nigeria with a borehole that will give clean drinking water throughout the year to every man, woman and child in the village.
You can pay your sponsorship money in cash, by cheque,
or on-line at www.taste.org.uk
The TASTE Trustees are grateful to God for your support
Please send to TASTE, 15 Hawthorn Road, Sheffield, S6 4LG
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Tel: 0114 233 7617, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.taste.org.uk, Facebook: TASTE Charity, Twitter:@taste_safewater
Here’s Peter Akril who completed the IAAF Cardiff World Half Marathon 2016, raising £1081.53 so far for TASTE. He set himself the target of beating his record of 1hr 53mins set when he was 15 years old. Now 30 years later he finished the race in 1hr 35mins only about 35 minutes behind the World Champion Mo Farah. Very Well Done Peter!
It’s still not too late to show your support for Peter via his JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/Peter-Akrill. You can also read his blog at www.running-h2o.blogspot.co.uk..
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“All Hands to the Pump”: “ordinary people”, “ordinary skills”, “extraordinary impact” Campaign!
Our Fundraising Dinner at the spectacularly beautiful Stationers’ Hall was attended by 70 guests from London, Dorset, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Kent and Ascot. They were all personal contacts, some existing supporters some new to TASTE.
Guests were welcomed in the Courtroom with drinks and canapes, music provided by Cantuari Quintet. Steve Horton was the MC for the night. The Nigerian and British National Anthems were played followed by thanksgiving for the meal given by Rev Spencer Cunnah (Kensit Evangelical church, London). Our guests then sat down to a lovely 3 course meal by Stationers Hall in house caterers Chester Boyd. During the first course the Quintet again played. After the main course Inua Ellams, a Nigerian Poet recited several of his poems. We then heard a recorded message from our Patron, Dan Walker. Steve gave a presentation – “Our Journey so far” highlighting particularly how God has used “ordinary people”, with “ordinary skills”, to make an “extraordinary impact” in TASTE and in needy communities across Nigeria.
We launched our “All Hands to the Pump” Campaign to raise £200,000 over the next 5 years with the aim of looking again to God to continue to use “ordinary people”, with “ordinary skills” to make an “extraordinary impact” to raise this colossal amount of money.
We received, by popular request a brief presentation about the history of the Stationers’ Company and Stationers’ Hall from the Clerk of Stationers’ Company, William Alden. The evening finished with the London African Gospel Choir singing a number of songs.
If you missed the evening then you missed a truly magnificent evening, but don’t worry, you can catch our next one – Watch this space!
In the meantime why not join our “All Hands to the Pump”: “ordinary people”, “ordinary skills”, “extraordinary impact” Campaign!
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