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#RussRunsForRefugees

I am running 1000 miles to raise £15,000 for Chapel St Community Fund because of their vital work and support For Refugees.

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  • Team members: For Refugees
  • Event: Russ Runs For Refugees, 01 Sep 2016 to 01 Aug 2017

Chapel St Community Fund

We educate children &help vulnerable people to live life to the full & build community

Charity Registration No. 1131258

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I am running 1,000 miles across 3 continents over the next 12 months to raise £15,000 for the work of For Refugees - A project funded by Chapel St Community Fund.

Watch my video on http://bit.ly/2dd9BAY

For Refugees is doing vital work to welcome refugees arriving in the UK. Thanks to For Refugees, our charity and church partners, as well as the UK Government, it is now possible for churches and community groups to sponsor them into their communities through the recently announced Community Sponsorship Programme.

Community Sponsorship allows civic and faith-based organisations to be directly involved in the resettlement of refugee families arriving in the UK. Community Sponsors are responsible for helping the family become self-sufficient by providing housing, cultural orientation, education and employment support.

I am going to be running:

  • In Pisa and Portsmouth
  • Along the Potomac and the Thames
  • From the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean

I am hoping to raise £15 for every mile I run.

That's £15,000 for refugees.

Find out more about For Refugees and what we do on www.ForRefugees.uk or contact us with info@forrefugees.uk

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook/ForRefugees and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ForRefugees

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Thank you for all your support in these months and miles to come. 

Russell Rook - Founder of Chapel St and Chairman f For Refugees

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