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Atlas' Eden Half Marathon page

Fundraising for Mercy Ships

75 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 53 supporters
  • Team members: Paul Hampton, Chris Girdlestone, Ash Theasby, Jodie Blakeway, Hayley Boyd-Hawkins, Jack Hutton, Matt Downing, Jessie Hibbert and Kate Knott.
  • Event: Eden Half Marathon, 15 Oct 2017

Mercy Ships

We provide free medical care to some of the world’s poorest people

Charity Registration No. 1053055 Scotland (SC039743)


Here at the Atlas Professionals’ Survey Office in Newquay, we have
decided that it is time to take on a team challenge! We want to raise money and awareness for a charity that we all agree does amazing work, while at the same time, pushing ourselves to achieve something none of us have done before: a Half Marathon. So we are participating in the Eden Half Marathon (which is notoriously hilly!). For those that don’t know, it’s a painful 13 miles, or 21 kilometres! (11,480 Fathoms for the nautical types).

We all have different levels of fitness, varying from some who
like the gym or a surf, to some who like treats and Netflix! So this has been a real team effort to motivate and encourage each other: Some of us run together to train and some have upped their gym time to ensure we can give our best on the day.

We felt that the charity ‘Mercy Ships’ was a great choice to
support, as we work globally and, unfortunately, some of the countries we have worked in require additional support and assistance: This is where ‘Mercy Ships’ comes in!  A lack of access to safe, affordable medicine and surgery is one of the major causes of death in low-income countries. Globally, there are five billion people who have no access to this basic service. Mercy Ships is working hard to plug this gap. The charity operates the largest civilian hospital ship in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to some of the world’s poorest countries.

The volunteers on board are inspirational, dedicated , committed and generous in the extreme, giving their time and skill to care for their patients, working together, forming the most incredibly caring community and team.

They really do change lives through such simple procedures.

Please help to be part of that change by supporting us on our run.

Thank you :)

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