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On Jan 25th 2013, I will be running (or plodding!) the Dubai Marathon to raise funds for Ethiopiad, a charity which supports some of the poorest people in Ethiopia by focussing on poverty alleviation, healthcare and education.  

Ethiopia is a country very close to my heart because it is my young daughter's birth country and I have seen first hand the daily hardships  that many Ethiopians face in their lives.  Raising money for Ethiopiad will be part of my continued support to Ethiopia and it will also be great to support the charity set up by Sir Alec Reed, the founder of Reed Recruitment which has been my employer for the past 14 years in the UK, UAE and Qatar.

Having spent months slogging it out on roads and treadmills (to avoid the Qatar summer!) in training for the marathon, I've no doubt that the last few miles of the 26.2 mile course will be tough going but any donations to this cause will make every ache and pain worthwhile!

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Every donation will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 802353

Our vision is an Ethiopia in which every person enjoys the right to quality education, healthcare and a life of dignity. Our mission understands that Ethiopians have an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit. We tap into this talent by working with local organisations to unlock their potential.

Donations 33

Well done. I am very proud of you. Sorry it took so long to send this donation. Xxx

Donation by Sandra Annon on 28/02/13


Fantastic first time Michelle - which I'm sure you'll be smashing next year! Respect is oooozing...

Donation by Manjula Bray on 30/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Best of luck Michelle. Sounds like a great cause and a big challenge xxx

Donation by David Whatley on 25/01/13


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Make sure you win it sugarjump xxxxx

Donation by The Sprys on 24/01/13

Good Luck Michelle...Dora family

Donation by Gorkem Dora on 24/01/13


Donation by Cathy Nelson-Williams on 24/01/13

د.إ.‏ 150.00

Donation by Bev Blacker on 24/01/13

د.إ.‏ 100.00

Good luck Michelle! I once did a marathon (or was it a snickers?!) Anyway, will be a great achievement and for a great cause

Donation by Ian & the Roberts's on 21/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Michelle, best of luck, you'll be fine after all those hours on the treadmill!

Donation by Matt Gurney on 21/01/13


Michelle We admire your determination and commitment.You really are amazing.Good luck and look forward to celebrating afterwards! Much love Becky Stef Tom and Molly xxxx

Donation by Rebecca Ellerbeck on 21/01/13


Hey, think of me when you hit the uphill bit and smile because I am so proud of you. Good luck! Suggs

Donation by Michelle Suggitt on 20/01/13


Good luck Michelle from all the Gatenby's! We'll be thing of you on the 25th!! xxx

Donation by victoria gatenby on 20/01/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Michelle - great effort for a truly great cause. Closest I get to a marathon is the snickers I have for elevensies! Much love, The Hills x

Donation by Gareth Hill on 17/01/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Michelle, just don't do a Paula Radcliffe!!! Is this in preparation for Rio 2016???? Kev + Victoria x

Donation by Kevin Williams on 16/01/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Go for it Michelle !!! Good luck !! The Thomas clan are with you (in spirit) x

Donation by Grant Thomas on 16/01/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Always amazed by people who can run marathons! I would get tired driving the support car....let alone running the race!! Good luck from the Ali 3

Donation by Irfan Ali on 16/01/13


Go Michelle - you can do it! Be very proud of yourself - what an amazing thing to do. Good for you hun. The best of luck x x x

Donation by Team Gallimore on 14/01/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Gooooooo, sista! Very proud of you, darling girl. Want lots of pictures! xx

Donation by The Barillots 4 on 14/01/13


Best of luck we know you can do it. Don't worry about a thing everything is going to be alright! Xxx

Donation by Mike and Carole x on 13/01/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Go Michelle! We'll be cheering you on from Doha! Love, Kristin, Jay, Hannah and Ryan

Donation by Kristin Lang on 13/01/13


Donation by Sian Mcgowan on 12/01/13


We wish you greath strength to get over this Finish Line!

Donation by Kadri & Huib Slings on 11/01/13

50,00 €

Good luck Michelle. Chris and Carol

Donation by chris battle on 10/01/13


You can probably justify a whole bag of McMuffins after this Michelle. Best of luck, Stu

Donation by Stuart Smith on 10/01/13


Donation by Caroline Cooper on 10/01/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,151.25
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,151.25
  • Gift Aid£161.25

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