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£460raised of £250 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £460 to support Akwaaba, a social centre for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in London.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

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    Since February this year, I've been spending my Sundays at Akwaaba, a volunteer-run social centre for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in London.

    I've decided to run a half-marathon in October, and want to use the opportunity to try and raise funds for an organisation whose work I've personally witnessed to be incredibly valuable for the people it reaches.

    We do all sorts of things – eat lunch together, play music, run storytelling workshops, fix bikes, teach English, offer casework support, and pretty much anything else people ask for and our volunteer base is able to provide. The aim is to reduce social isolation and build a community which offers practical and emotional support to vulnerable people who might otherwise feel excluded from society.

    So the running part is really just an excuse to steer your attention towards how great the work Akwaaba do is, and ask for your support to help it grow.

    Your donation would go towards covering travel expenses for migrants to attend the centre. Just a fiver would cover someone being able to attend for one more week – so we genuinely mean it when we say no donation is too small!

    Here's some more info on Akwaaba:

    And here's a picture of me last time I did a semi-long run (not even anywhere near a half marathon.) As you can see by how red I am, I am not a born runner. This is going to be interesting.



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      • Jason


        Oct 16, 2017

        Proud of you for sportsing but more proud of you donating your time and effort in the service of others. Inspiring me and others to do and be better. Thank you.


      • clare


        Oct 16, 2017



      • Constantine & Kathleen

        Constantine & Kathleen

        Oct 16, 2017

        Well done Victoria


      • Bernhard Waldersee

        Bernhard Waldersee

        Oct 15, 2017

        viele Gruesse!


      • Ele


        Oct 15, 2017

        You go girl!! As always impressive and inspiring :)


      • Elisabeth Haindl

        Elisabeth Haindl

        Sep 16, 2017

        Good luck


      • Zahra Baitie

        Zahra Baitie

        Sep 16, 2017

        Thank you for always being a champion - for me, your friends, and to anyone you know in need of love & support. So proud of you & I wish I could be there to run with you to the finish line :)


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      Victoria Waldersee

      Victoria Waldersee

      London, United Kingdom

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