Sheila Heffernan

I am Sheila Heffernan. I have been the International Youth Development coordinator at Medway Youth Trust for the past 2 years. During this time I have been incredibly lucky to be one of the lead staff members on the 2 New Horizons programmes
in Colombia and Moldova. I have seen each of the young people involved in all of these programmes change in one way or another through their participation. Sometimes the change is small but often the participants have said that being involved in New Horizons has changed their life. In the past two years New Horizons participants have built a footbridge in an isolated rural community and built the first stage of a wooden playground in the centre of a city. They have repaired roofs and painted buildings. They have run arts and crafts workshops and English language sessions in schools and support centres. They have worked on a coffee farm, picked grapes at a vineyard and worked at a local dairy making yogurt and cheese. Our participants have been involved in political debates and workshops to confront stereotypes. They've been interviewed on National television, they were made special guests at a festival and they visited monasteries, churches and waterfalls in beautiful corners of beautiful countries. Throughout all of these activities our New Horizons participants have connected with people they never met before; some of the participants have come back to the UK saying that the experience has changed their life and many more have said that they want to keep working to make positive changes in other peoples lives. The New Horizons programme is an opportunity exclusively for vulnerable young people from the Medway area and the programme would not exist without the kind donations from our incredible supporters.

This June I will be attempting to run a marathon to raise money so that New Horizons can continue to offer such life changing opportunities to young people in Medway. To date I have never ran further that a half marathon so to train and
complete the Marathon in Stockholm on the first weekend in June will be a huge challenge for me.

I am a firm believer that the positive impact New Horizons makes is invaluable. So much so I believe that it is worth running 26.2 miles for. If you would like to support me and support vulnerable young people in Medway by making a donation I would be really, really grateful! Thanks so much.

Sheila Heffernan
£5.00 Amanda Byard07 June 2017 Amanda Byard has donated £5.00 to your appeal
£20.00 Cathy Patrick06 June 2017 Cathy Patrick has donated £20.00 to your appeal
£20.00 Peter Wheatley06 June 2017 Peter Wheatley has donated £20.00 to your appeal
£31.25 Gift Aid06 June 2017 May Gift aid
£10.00 Mrs Julie Davies 03 June 2017 Good luck Sheila! Julie x
£10.00 Miss Catriona Jamieson03 June 2017
£20.00 Miss Hannah Burke02 June 2017 Good luck!
£5.00 Miss Helen Robinson01 June 2017 Good luck, still have every faith in you x
£10.00 Miss Kirsty O'Mailey31 May 2017 Good Luck Sheila, sure those pins of yours will get you round in a speedy time.
£10.00 Mr Matthew Knott30 May 2017
£10.00 Miss Jennifer O'Sullivan30 May 2017 I hope you enjoy your first ever marathon around Stockholm and I will be out shouting you on
£25.00 Miss Kayleigh Mackie27 May 2017 All the best for your run... I know you will smash it!! Let me know how you get on :) xx
£15.00 Miss Emma Haggarty27 May 2017 Good luck Sheila! Hope you get to do some sightseeing xx
£20.00 Norma Rice26 May 2017 Norma Rice has donated £20.00 to your appeal
£20.00 Mrs Hannah Presland26 May 2017 We have every faith in you Sheila, you're gonna smash this marathon! Big love LAD! Han and Pres x
£10.00 Mrs Kelly Bevan13 May 2017
£10.00 K Richards12 May 2017 K Richards has donated £10.00 to your appeal
£12.50 Gift Aid12 May 2017 Gift Aid has donated £12.50 to your appeal
£25.00 Ms CAtherine Townson08 May 2017 Heffers you legend!! Sorry I can't be there but will be cheering you on from the UK! New Horizons are very lucky to have you, Townson xx
£20.00 Miss Mariana Palmer29 April 2017 Good luck, Sheila!!
£20.00 Mrs Jody Sharp29 April 2017 Good luck Heffers! Your smashing it!
£20.00 Mrs Rachael Francis 29 April 2017 So proud of you dear. I will be thinking of you in the day and sending you positive vibes xxxx
£10.00 Sharon Carter29 April 2017 Sharon Carter has donated £10.00 to your appeal
Event
£5.00 Amanda Byard £20.00 Cathy Patrick £20.00 Peter Wheatley £31.25 Gift Aid £10.00 Mrs Julie Davies £10.00 Miss Catriona Jamieson £20.00 Miss Hannah Burke £5.00 Miss Helen Robinson £10.00 Miss Kirsty O'Mailey £10.00 Mr Matthew Knott £10.00 Miss Jennifer O'Sullivan £25.00 Miss Kayleigh Mackie £15.00 Miss Emma Haggarty £20.00 Norma Rice £20.00 Mrs Hannah Presland £10.00 Mrs Kelly Bevan £10.00 K Richards £12.50 Gift Aid £25.00 Ms CAtherine Townson £20.00 Miss Mariana Palmer £20.00 Mrs Jody Sharp £20.00 Mrs Rachael Francis £10.00 Sharon Carter
Medway Youth Trust are fundraising.
Sheila Heffernan
Target: £500.00
Raised: £358.75




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Top Donations

£31.25
Gift Aid May Gift aid
£25.00
Miss Kayleigh Mackie All the best for your run... I know you will smash it!! Let me know how you get on :) xx
£25.00
Ms CAtherine Townson Heffers you legend!! Sorry I can't be there but will be cheering you on from the UK! New Horizons are very lucky to have you, Townson xx
£20.00
Mrs Rachael Francis So proud of you dear. I will be thinking of you in the day and sending you positive vibes xxxx
£20.00
Mrs Jody Sharp Good luck Heffers! Your smashing it!