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£4,950raised of £10,000 target by 63 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,950 to support the Arrows Group Foundation

    London, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 8th November 2018

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    "I am competing in the 'Race to the Stones' on Saturday 14th July which is a 100k ultra-marathon! This is a 1-day race that traces the ancient ridgeway from the Chilterns all the long long long way to historical stones at Avebury. What better way to welcome the onset of my midlife crisis.

    Prior to committing to this race the furthest I had run was 30 kilometres in an earlier failed attempt to train for the London Marathon. So over the past 3 months have been breaking new ground and having now managed to complete a full marathon in training without anything important falling off i feel ready to tackle the double. I just wish the weather would warm up a bit...

    The real reason for taking on this challenge is to raise some funds for the Arrows Group Foundation. which we set up back in 2015 with the express intention of helping support, care for and mentor vulnerable children who don’t have access to the type of family or support most of us take for granted.

    Over the past few years we have been able to fully fund two orphanages for young girls in Delhi, India to provide them the safe secure environment they need to be able to complete their education and step into meaningful employment. I have spent time with the girls at thee homes and they really are essential in giving them a shot at a future that all kids deserve.These require ongoing investment and we have more planned.

    We have set up a new board of trustees this year (welcome to Charlie and Millie Sell and my wife Sam) and we are excited about getting started on a number of exciting new projects all dedicated to the care, support, employment readiness and mentoring of the kids that need it the most. More info to follow and you can learn more at http://www.arrowsgroupfoundation.org/

    All this great work needs funding and I hope you don’t mind me reaching out. For those that might need a little extra motivation to get over the line I hope that the knowledge that any funds you might give can be directly aligned to a significant level of suffering I am preparing to experience on Saturday. So please sponsor me if you can!"

    JP

    The Arrows Group Foundation is proud to work a number of children’s causes around the world all of which are focused on supporting disadvantaged children in having the best chance in life. We primarily focus on causes like care, education, employment readiness and mentoring.

    We raise funds to support projects we care about and are also looking forward to a busy year of volunteering. Where possible we will look to utilise our expertise in the HR and Employment sector to support and mentor young adults into work.

    To find out more about us, please visit: http://www.arrowsgroupfoundation.org/

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    • James Parsons5 months ago
      James Parsons

      James Parsons

      5 months ago

      Feet up for the last two days...gentle run today and then the unappealing prospect of a sports massage with Stan the Russian!

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    5 months ago

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    63

    • Brindley Partnership Ltd

      Brindley Partnership Ltd

      Aug 10, 2018

      Single Marathons are wrong...the idea of finishing one and then carrying on is doubly wrong. We salute you James.

      £100.00

    • Ivo & Kat Fiennes

      Ivo & Kat Fiennes

      Jul 31, 2018

      Well done JP!

      £50.00

    • Alexander Church

      Alexander Church

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done pal!

      £50.00

    • Peter and Olivia Fergie

      Peter and Olivia Fergie

      Jul 29, 2018

      Amazing effort. Are you walking again?

      £50.00

    • Eastridge Workforce Solutions

      Eastridge Workforce Solutions

      Jul 26, 2018

      We are happy to support Arrows Group and a great cause.

      £500.00

    • Jim Patience

      Jim Patience

      Jul 25, 2018

      James, sorry this is after event hope it all went well. Best Jim

      £500.00

    • Richard Reavley

      Richard Reavley

      Jul 24, 2018

      Well done JP.

      £100.00

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    James Parsons

    James Parsons

    London, UK

    JP - CEO at Arrows Group and trustee of the Arrows Group Foundation.

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