Alex is entering The Great North Run – to raise funds for ELMA

Alex is entering The Great North Run – to raise funds for ELMA

Alex and Elaine have been sponsoring a child’s education through The Elma Trust since 2011.

Alex has decided that he would like to raise funds for The Elma trust and has entered The Great North Run!

Here is the link if you’d like to sponsor him to raise the vital funds to support the Elma School.

Many thanks Alex! and all the best for the day!




Message from Alex:

I will be running the Great North Run on Sunday 13th September 2015.

I’ve always wanted to complete my local Marathon before I’m 40 so here it goes, it’s my last chance!

I hope to raise essential funds for The ELMA Trust in Cambodia which supports the ELMA School and Orphanage – providing the children with essential food, accommodation and education.

This is something very close to my heart, not only is it named in memory of a lovely lady, my mother-in-law, but also I am extremely proud of my sister in law Jacquie , (Elma’s daughter) who set this charity up in 2006. Since 2011 Elaine and I have been sponsoring Chea aged 9, one of the children at the Orphanage, providing support for his education and care, its clear to see from the updates we receive what a difference the Orphanage has made to his life and the lives of the other children who live there.

The Elma School provides English language lessons for around 400 children aged 4 -18.

The Elma Orphange provides a home for up to 15 babies, toddlers and older children. The orphanage also has an English language school in its grounds, which is open to children from the orphanage and nearby villages.

You can see more pictures of the some of the beautiful children you will be helping and find out more about the ELMA Trust here: or find us on Facebook (

Thank you for your support, I can’t think of a better way of helping raise funds for this fantastic charity. So please help us to keep the ELMA trust growing…

Alex Joseph