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Ran London Marathon, now my first 50K for Free to Run because I want to support women & girls into running!

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2017, 23 Apr 2017

Free to Run

We use the power of sport to change lives of those who need it most

Charity Registration No. 47-2766786

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Running has opened up a whole new world to me. It’s not just about the races or taking on challenges, it’s the people I’ve met and the confidence I now have in the world. And I’m so fortunate I can run – I have the opportunities and the freedoms that so many don’t.

This is why I’m supporting Free to Run (www.freetorun.org) - an NGO dedicated to supporting women and girls into running and other
activities in areas affected by conflict; and supporting those who have been forced to flee and live as refugees. And where possible, opportunities are created for women and men to participate together including mixed gender teams from Afghanistan running ultra-marathons!

Do go to their site and read more – there are so many fantastic stories like

·        Zainab, one of the Free to Run Ambassadors, who became the first Afghan woman to run a full marathon in her country or

·        Nelofar, another Free to Run Ambassador and ultra athlete who started a running club of 20 women in the North of Afghanistan and successfully organized a half marathon week for international women’s day or

·        The refugee running team in Hong Kong who received an award from the local running community for their achievements.

Thanks and please support and important work on this NGO in improving the lives of women and girls.

PLEASE NOTE: The is a US registered charity. For UK taxpayers, there is no gift aid option

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