Myke raises £16,000 after reaching Rome

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This week, our brilliant supporter Myke Jacobs completed his epic 1,128 mile charity trek, walking the total distance of London to Rome. Myke began the huge challenge over one year ago in April 2021, and has raised a total of over £16,100!

Over the course of a year, Myke has completed 12,500 laps – over 2.6 million steps – in support of Kidasha. In fact, since 2006, Myke and his wife Ruth have raised a total of over £260,000 for Nepal’s most vulnerable children, through multiple fundraising treks, appeals, and advocacy with charitable foundations.

We’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported Myke on his incredible journey.

Here’s a message from Myke:

“I’m absolutely overjoyed that I have been able to complete this trek in support of Kidasha. My local community, my sponsors, and my wife have all been so supportive of my journey, and I’m proud that I’ve been able to complete this challenge in a little over a year, despite facing several health challenges along the way. 

“The pandemic has been tough for everyone, but the vulnerable families and children of Nepal have been faced with extreme hardship. I’m glad that our efforts will be able to raise awareness of those living in extreme poverty, and provide support to those that still need it.”

                                   Pictured: Myke celebrating the end of his journey

All of the funds raised from Myke’s trek will support Kidasha’s work to improve the lives of the children living in chronic poverty in Nepal. This includes working to end child exploitation by providing homeless children with safe shelter, supporting children into education, and working to create new opportunities and help the most marginalised escape poverty. 

You can still support Myke’s amazing fundraising efforts below:

 
Here’s what our CEO, Janice Miller, had to say about Myke’s journey:

“What Michael has achieved is incredible, and it’s been amazing to see his friends and community come together in support of him and Kidasha during what have been such difficult times for everyone. Michael’s determination and selflessness not only undertaking this incredible challenge but also many others over the last 17 years have been invaluable in helping Kidasha to maintain support and services for the most vulnerable children in Nepal.

                                         Pictured: Myke and Kidasha CEO, Janice 

Thank you for your continued support, 

The Kidasha Team