David Robertson

Anna & David Run Hackney & Cambridge for Children and War (UK)

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Event: Cambridge Half Marathon 2023, on 5 March 2023
Participants: Anna Carslaw
Children and War (UK)

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RCN 1194478
We help children affected by war, disaster to cope with their feelings and worries


Anna and I are running both the Cambridge and Hackney half marathons in March and May respectively in support of Children and War (UK). We were both introduced to the charity, and the great work they do for Children affected by the traumas of war and natural disasters, after speaking to Helen Likierman and Julian Hale over the Christmas dinner table at Anna's family house. It struck us how it must be an especially difficult time of year for some children and we felt that while working towards our new year fitness goals we could also be making a big difference to this wonderful charity centred around small people.

We will be recording our runs on Strava and posting training/race updates on this page. 

So What Does Children and War UK do?

💜 Train Local Adults in Trauma Recovery Techniques for Children, where access to clinical psychologists is limited.

💜 Help Children in Groups who find themselves adrift from the lives they once knew from many countries including: Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and Ukraine.

💜 The Children learn ways to cope with the traumas they experienced and ongoing difficulties, such as losing parents or family member, or a home.

💜 The Trained Adults can cascade the training to other adults in the community, so many children can be reached as early as possible.

💜 Training is offered In-Person and now through On-Line Video Conferencing.

You can read more about Children and War UK on their website by clicking the link above. 

How will your Donation make an impact?

Early in May 2022, UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) reported: ‘In the 10 weeks since the Russian invasion, a third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, […] more than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine. A further 7.7 million have been displaced within Ukraine.’

For children affected by events in Ukraine, Children and War is working with our colleagues in Lviv to extend training and support to child mental health workers in our techniques. We use video conferencing to run training sessions with people in Poland and Estonia. And in the UK, we’re working with Ukrainian colleagues to support displaced Ukrainian children.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our page and reading about the charity.

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About the charity

Children and War (UK)

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RCN 1194478
We train responsible adults to help large groups of children in their community affected by war, natural disasters and other traumas, as quickly as possible. Our proven techniques help improve children’s psychological wellbeing and resilience, in many countries including Ukraine, Palestine, Syria.

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