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raised of £1,000 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £160 to support talented young female runners in Nepal

    Hong Kong
    Funded on Monday, 30th December 2019

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    I'm raising funds in support of Exchange and Empower, a collaboration between Hong Kong Trail Running Women and legendary trail runner and feminist Mira Rai. The program aims to provide talented young female runners in Nepal the opportunity to broaden their horizons, experience different lifestyles, and share their stories and culture with others.

    Five promising young athletes from poor backgrounds have been chosen for a one-year programme, receiving coaching, living expenses, professional training and the chance to race overseas at the Hong Kong Oxfam Trailwalker.

    As Mira's own story shows, running can empower women in places like Nepal to overcome poverty, break down gender imbalance and achieve success on their own terms. The Exchange and Empower programme hopes to provide opportunities and inspire a new generation of women.

    I'm taking on a series of challenges to raise awareness of this worthwhile cause. First up was the Gold Coast Marathon on 1st July, 2018, where despite my less-than-ideal pacing I still managed to come home in a personal best. Next up will be something stupid before the end of summer - stay tuned for details!



    • RM2 years ago


      2 years ago

      So, I made it! Very happy with my result on the fast and scenic Gold Coast course. A huge thanks to all my generous friends who have donated so far. There's still plenty of time if you haven't yet... please do consider giving to this worthwhile cause, and help support Exchange & Empower's talented Nepali athletes!

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    • Tony Lai

      Tony Lai

      Jul 6, 2018

      Mate, you're an inspiration. You keep setting the bar higher and smashing it. Well done on the run, the training and the cause!




      Jul 2, 2018

      Well done - your a machine ! And this is a great cause ..... well picked


    • Robyn


      Jul 2, 2018

      Hi Rory- sounds like a great cause.

    • Jeremy Robertson

      Jeremy Robertson

      Jul 1, 2018

      Great achievement Rory, and for a great cause!


    • Mairi


      Jul 1, 2018

      Nice work Rory


    • Anonymous


      Jun 29, 2018


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    Hong Kong

    I’m from Scotland, and live in Hong Kong. I met Keilem and Mira at a beach cleanup a while back and was inspired by their goal to support women in Nepal.