Weʼve raised £590 to help displaced refugees in, or fleeing Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan
- Newick, East Sussex, United Kingdom
- Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017
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On Sunday, 3rd September I will take part in a novice triathlon. When I started my triathlon training back in March I couldn't even run for 45 seconds and after my first spinning class I couldn't walk for a week. I've put in so much blood sweat and tears - please, please sponsor me, even £1 is hugely appreciated.
I decided I had to do something to raise money to help displaced refugees in, or fleeing, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Whatever your personal beliefs, it is difficult to not feel affected by what is happening in Syria. The Syrian government, and its allies, have killed hundreds of thousands of people. It has also displaced almost 7 million. Children with no school to go to. Children with no parents and no home. The elderly and the vulnerable denied the most basic of human rights such as shelter and water. In Iraq and Syria Da'esh (ISIS) is using innocents as human shields. It is killing and torturing indiscriminately.
The situation is so fluid that, at this point, I am not committing to the cause donations will go to. Camps shut, cities are evacuated, different sea crossings become popular - the need moves around. I will research and only give the donations to an established and trusted organisation OR it will go towards the shoeboxes we make up as gifts for Muslim children for Eid.
I have to do something. I will continue to, give up my own time and money for this cause which I so strongly believe in. But I have to do more.
I've wanted to do something truly challenging after being totally inspired by a friend, Josephine Brain, who, moved in the same way I have been, ran her first half marathon for the same cause.
The picture is me with a Syrian refugee that I met in Belgrade. She is one of the "lucky" ones. I am doing this for her. For the refugees I met and for those they had to leave behind. Those facing unimaginable horrors. Those who have no food, no medicine, no water.............this is for them
- 1 year ago
Rebecca Slattery-Kavanagh1 year ago
Well, that's pretty much it. With five days to go the tough training is over. I may swim a couple of times this week but focusing on technique rather than speed or endurance. Over the long weekend I ran my fastest 5k and did some cycling training! Now I need to preserve my legs and make sure they're in good shape for Sunday! I'm pretty relaxed - kind of like when you've revised for a test as much as you can and you know there is nothing else you can do! Thank you to all my amazing supporters - you give me the strength to carry on
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Sep 9, 2017
Well done Rebecca, what a great achievement!
Sep 6, 2017
Well done Rebecca - a great achievement for a very worthwhile cause
Sep 4, 2017
Congratulations, what an amazing achievement xxx
Sep 3, 2017
Go babe! I know you'll be amazing xxx
Aug 31, 2017
You are an amazing lady x
Aug 31, 2017
Best of luck Auntie Splec
Aug 31, 2017
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Newick, East Sussex, United Kingdom
I'm 44 and obese! Five years ago I broke two metatarsals in my foot which makes running very difficult. Both my knees are knackered, I have shinsplints and a clicky ankle and I have a whiplash injury in my shoulder. I'm in great shape to do a triathlon - right?
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