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In February 2017 Gabriela Duch, Daniel Absolon and I will be running the El Cruce ultramarathon linking Argentina and Chile over 3 days and a distance of 100km.

I'm a UK immigration lawyer and through this challenge I'm raising money to help METAdrasi provide support, care, assistance and legal advice to refugees arriving in Greece. METAdrasi is a Greek NGO set up in 2010, and winner of this year's Council of Europe North-South prize.

There are currently over 57,000 refugees in Greece, over half of them women and children. A main focus of METAdrasi's work is providing a complete safety net for the protection of unaccompanied children who have been separated from or lost their parents. METAdrasi has opened safe transit accommodation facilities for unaccompanied children on Lesvos and Samos, Chios and in Athens, and a new facility is currently underway in Thessaloniki. These facilities allow unaccompanied children to be safely placed immediately upon arrival, so that they are not sent to detention centres. Each facility has a capacity for 20-25 children with a total staff of 5. The facilities run on the following targets:

-£35 to run the facility per day per child;
-£50 to clothe a child for a month;
-£130 education for a child for a month;
-£175 to feed a child for a month.

Please donate what you can to support METAdrasi's fantastic work!!

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  • Julia LOWIS

    Julia LOWIS

    a month ago

    Julia LOWIS

    This week we broke the 30km barrier!! Now just to repeat it 3 days in a row.......in the mountains...after camping... Thank you everyone who helped us raise over £1,000 at our charity quiz night. Any donations hugely appreciated to help motivate us in this 100km running challenge!!!

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  • Julia LOWIS

    Julia LOWIS

    2 months ago

    Julia LOWIS

    Last weekend took us to the beautiful Robin Hood's Bay for the North York Moors Coastal Trail series. The 'half marathon' course actually turned out to be 25km - but who's counting?! And I guess we need those extra kms in our legs.....

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  • Julia LOWIS

    Julia LOWIS

    2 months ago

    Julia LOWIS

    We completed our first official test race in August, at the Mountainman in the beautiful Swiss Alps. Acclimatising to some degree of altitude (up to 2,900 metres) - not to mention steep and rocky ascents and muddy, slippery downhills - resulted in more like a fast trek in a time of 3hours 57 minutes for a half marathon...certainly not our speediest but undoubtedly the most beautiful and awe-inspiring race we have competed in.......so far!!!

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  • Gregory Lowis

    Gregory Lowis

    Dec 6, 2016

    £50.00

  • Sophie MacClancy

    Sophie MacClancy

    Dec 5, 2016

    Remember to enjoy the view! x

    £20.00

  • Rambo

    Rambo

    Nov 30, 2016

    Good luck, you mentalist.

    £50.00

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