James is fundraising

18miles of madness for COCO

£150.00 + £15.00 Gift Aid = £165.00
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James’s story

Hello you wonderful person, thank you for visiting my page. I have just realised that I am walking 18 miles in 2 days for a super charity but have not trained or raised any money.


Those who know me may not be overly surprised by this.


Thank you in advance for your very kind donation. All proceeds are going to the charity COCO.org.uk who are doing admirable work helping children in developing countries.


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COCO

COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) is an international children’s charity, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We believe that education provides the best possible chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. COCO works with communities in remote regions of East Africa to provide sustainable sources of quality education through our Schools for Life programme.


COCO was founded by Steve Cram CBE and British Army Major Jim Panton in 2000. Since then, the charity has raised over £4 million to fund small, sustainable, community led initiatives. COCO and its partners have now undertaken 60 transformational projects in 16 countries, positively impacting the lives of over 200,000 people. 


Graduates from partner school, Hoja Secondary in Tanzania, have achieved the best results in their region for five consecutive years and the school is now able to cover its own running costs thanks to income generation schemes. COCO is working with 14 other communities to replicate this success. In addition, to enable parents to cover the cost of their children’s education, COCO has distributed over 6,000 small loans and provided sustainable agriculture training to several communities, helping farmers to increase their annual income by up to 284%. 


Registered Charity Number: SC030428.

Find out more about COCO

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