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St Mark's School - Walk with a Purpose 2020

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Community category by Tania Sharr

$3,289 of $2,000 goal
Given by 97 generous donors in 7 weeks

Walking to school to make a difference in the lives of others!

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On the 25th of June, St Mark's School students have the opportunity to walk to school to raise money for Fountain of Peace Children's Foundation NZ. Students will be joined not only by family members and teachers but also by Fountain of Peace's NZ Executive Director and Founder, Jane Laurie. Jane will be joining a family walking 10 km from Halswell to St Mark's School in Opawa. Students may have to leave as early as 5.30 in the morning in order to get to school by 8.30 am in time for the school day. Another family will be walking from their home in Lyttelton over the Port Hills to school. Walking routes will be set up so that students will be able to link up with each other on their early morning journey.

All money raised from this year’s Walk with a Purpose will again go towards the Fountain of Peace feeding programme at the Rwenjaza Hillside School in Uganda. All of the 500 students walk to and from school every school day, sometimes up to 10 km and many on an empty tummy. Uganda is still currently in lock down itself, so these students will be facing many trials of their own right now, with their parents inability to buy and sell at their local markets and facing significant inflation and hardship.

Once restrictions have lifted and the school reopens it will be crucial to recommence the feeding programme for students at the Rwenjaza School. This programme provides each student with a nourishing cup of porridge each school day which will be life giving and life changing for each of the Rwenjaza students, including the girl pictured above.

The cost to provide a porridge meal for a child each school day for a whole year is just $36. What a huge difference we can make through uniting together in making a difference in the lives of these children.

If you would like to read more about the transformational work of Fountain of Peace Children's Foundation NZ please go to

Tania Sharr's involvement (page creator)

To make a difference in the lives of children attending school in Uganda. Funds raised will go towards providing a porridge meal for students at Rwenjaza School who walk long distances to and from school often on an empty tummy.

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Roxy on 20 Jul 2020
Sam and Nan
Sam and Nan on 20 Jul 2020
Well done Thomas and Brad. From Sam and Nan.
Susan on 02 Jul 2020
Amazing and such a powerful way to fundraise! Congrats Tremain clan! Very impressed by all the kids walking into school!
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Guest Donor on 02 Jul 2020
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Chrissy & Brent on 02 Jul 2020

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