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

Weʼre raising £4,000 to help Kenyan athlete Recho Kosgei who collapsed at the end of the 2017 Warsaw Marathon, losing the race win

Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Category
Sports
Time left
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This campaign is to raise money for Kenyan athlete Recho Kosgei who many people will have seen footage of struggling at the end of the Warsaw Marathon on Sunday 24 September 2017. The aim is to raise £4,000 which is equivalent to the prize money for first place (20,000 Polish Zloty).

Recho collapsed only 800m from the finish line after having built up a 3 minute lead and looking certain to take the win. She was suffering from acute dehydration after missing her water bottles during the race. Recho has 4 children and runs to support her family. Her daughter has a heart problem and in the last months the family has struggled to fund the necessary medication. Recho had prepared well for the race and hoped to win in order to provide some financial security for the family.

Recho has returned to Kenya and is in good health but we would like to help her and her family and would welcome any donations from well-wishers. Any funds raised will be sent directly to Recho in Kenya.

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  • Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei14 days ago
    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    14 days ago

    Message from Recho: "I am on my knees now thanking everyone who felt for me and my family,thanks you all"

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  • Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei17 days ago
    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    17 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    The target has been reached! Thank you to everyone who donated, especially the mystery final donor!

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  • Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei18 days ago
    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    Emily Evans for Recho Kosgei

    18 days ago

    Thank you to everyone for their donations so far!

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10

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 29, 2017

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 28, 2017

  • Joanna Robertson

    Joanna Robertson

    Sep 28, 2017

    £20.00

  • Julie Hoyle

    Julie Hoyle

    Sep 28, 2017

    Wishing you and your families love and happiness. From the Hoyle family x

    £30.00

  • Maud Boks

    Maud Boks

    Sep 27, 2017

    Because you deserve it so much as a real fighter dear Recho!

    £10.00

  • Julian Barrable

    Julian Barrable

    Sep 27, 2017

    £10.00

  • Stefan Merker

    Stefan Merker

    Sep 27, 2017

    Never give up...:-)

    £100.00

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