Michael Smith – Wimbledon Common 10K 2016

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Michael Smith – Wimbledon Common 10K 2016

Welcome to the Michael Smith – Wimbledon Common 10K 2016 Donation page for Hope for Christmas. You can sponsor the Wimbledon Common 10K 2016 run here. Click “Donate now” and sponsor your runner.

The Wimbledon Common 10K 2016 is the last race before the big Christmas presents giving begins in Ecuador. This year we have had to double our efforts as not only are we doing our usual Christmas drive but we also decided to help after the earthquake that struck Ecuador this year. We diverted some of our resources to aid those affected by the disaster but we are still determined to continue our tradition to give hope to children.
Your help is, as always, appreciated. Everyone’s support this year has been exceptional and this is the last sprint of the year, remember that every little helps reach more people.

The Hope for Christmas thanks you for your support, too see the other Wimbledon Common 10K 2016 runners please see this link.

Michael Smith - Wimbledon Common 10K 2016

Children of Ecuador

Ecuador is still a developing country, in the outskirts and far from the cities still exist indigenous communities living their day to day lives in poverty. Gifts are a luxury that some can ill afford. But the children still look forward to Christmas just as much as any child in 1st world countries that celebrate it. The children are grateful of even the most humble gift.

Funda de Caramelos

Literally translated as "bag of sweets", this is a traditional gift to give out to children in Ecuador for almost any event you can think of. A bag is filled with a mixture or sweets, crackers and even small toys, every Ecuadorian child gets excited to get his or her hands on one. Watching their eyes light up as they discover what surprises are inside them is what makes it all worth while.