Paul’s half marathons

Paul (one of our trustees) is running two half-marathons this summer to raise money for a vocational education project. Vocational education is particularly attractive to the girls and young women that Butoke works with if it can give them a means of independently earning a living. Since 2017, Butoke has run tailoring courses.


Above there is a picture of Ngalula Hortance, one of Butoke’s tailoring graduates. She was rejected by her family after having a child outside marriage. Butoke took her in and got her on the tailoring course. She graduated and is now able to support herself and her children by her tailoring work.

Butoke needs more sewing machines so it can run more courses and help more women like Ngalula find realistic employment. In the region of the DRC where Butoke operates employment opportunities for women are few and far between. Please would you consider Paul as he runs the Wharfedale and Ilkley half-marathons in June and July? The easiest way to do that is through his justgiving page. If you would like to send money direct to the Charity’s bank account instead, get in touch with Paul ( and he’ll send you the necessary details.

UPDATE: you all sponsored Paul to the tune of £1250, which enabled Butoke to buy six new sewing machines. Thank you.

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