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Weʼre raising £700 to help prevent child sexual exploitation and human trafficking by completing the Tokyo Marathon

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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As most of you know, I took up running when Carolyn was expecting Jack, thinking it would be a change from football and a cheap and easy way to stay fit and a way to make Jack proud of me.

Carolyn is now expecting our second child, and the timing has coincided with me coming to the end of the 6 World Major Marathon's (Abbott Series)

As it is the final marathon in this series, and the timing coincides, it really is a huge milestone and as such I wanted to end my World Major Marathon Journey by giving something back, and doing something useful.

I have decided therefore to raise money, which will go to preventing human trafficking and child sexual exploitation and supporting those affected by it.

Therefore, I'd like to beg, grovel and pester you all for any donations, big or small for this fantastic cause to achieve, whilst pushing me even harder to achieve this goal, and making all the sacrifices my family make along the way worthwhile.

Each marathon I do is a huge commitment, not just for me but for those around me and I really want to end this journey on a high, making it worthwhile for many more people than myself.

We have already paid for my race entry, flights and accommodation so the money raised on here is going directly to the charities involved in this fantastic cause.

Please, please, please give anything you can, any support is much appreciated and will go to a fantastic cause, which can truly make a difference to other people.

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  • Paul Robinson

    Paul Robinson

    Sep 5, 2018

    I’m sure you’ll give it your all, Good look mate & great to be raising money for this charity


  • Suzi Bell

    Suzi Bell

    Aug 12, 2018

    From knowing you before you ran to what you achieved in such a short time, it’s inspirational. Your drive is phenomenal. Go finish this series in a high - you deserve it! Suzi & Greg xxx


  • Victoria


    Aug 11, 2018

    Good luck!


  • Leslie and Joy Hamilton

    Leslie and Joy Hamilton

    Jul 23, 2018

    We (as parents-in-law) have watched your running journey in these marathons (and more importantly all the dedicated hard work in the training) with huge admiration. And the support from Carolyn + Jack


  • Sarah Keighley-Copeland

    Sarah Keighley-Copeland

    Jul 13, 2018

    Great Cause!! Good luck, you'll smash it :)


  • The Burrage’s

    The Burrage’s

    Jul 7, 2018

    Good luck x


  • Joe Horne

    Joe Horne

    Jul 6, 2018

    Great cause and great end to a chapter!


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About the fundraiser
Richard Houghton

Richard Houghton

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

As story explains, I took up running when my wife was expecting our first child back in 2011. Since then, I have trained hard with the ultimate goal of achieving all 6 World Marathon Majors, and now I am on the final one, I want to make it memorable and worthwhile!

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