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Elizabeth White

Efrain's Marathon Run for Traidcraft Exchange

Fundraising for Traidcraft Exchange

157 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 54 supporters
  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2011, 17 Apr 2011

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Efrain will be running in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon! He has been granted his visa and is currently planning his trip to the UK.

I first heard about Efrain back in 2007 when we were setting up our tour to Peru. I had asked our partners in Peru to send us some information about our new guide and this was their reply...


"His knowledge and love of all things Peruvian,  his great sense of humour, his unflappable nature and his ability to deal with the vagaries of travel in the Andes makes him a popular leader highly in demand and his leadership experience will make this trip an truly unforgettable Peruvian adventure. His ambition one day is to compete in the London Marathon."


So, it's only 5 years later but we are finally there and Efrain is coming for his first trip outside of South America to the UK to run in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon!


After all of Efrain's wonderful guiding on our Peru tours with Traidcraft we are very pleased that Traidcraft Exchange have very kindly given Efrain one of their very limited spaces on the marathon and we can't wait to see him run it as planned in full traditional Inca dress! 



Here's the important donating bit:


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 Traidcraft Exchange and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate and they'll keep us up to date with the progress we are making on reaching the target! 


If you would rather make a donation directly then you can of course make donations directly to Traidcraft Exchange by phone or by post using the following contact details:


- Donate by post. Download our donation form and send a cheque or CAF voucher by post made payable to Traidcraft Exchange.

- Donate by phone. Call Traidcraft Exchange on 0191 497 6445


Please mark any donations sent directly to Traidcraft with a note to say that it's for Efrain's London Marathon Run and that way we can keep track of what we need for our target.


Of course if you have any questions or anything else then you can contact me directly at Skedaddle on 0191 2651110 or by email at


Thank you for all of your help and support!



  • Efrain at the 25 mile mark
  • Efrain on the Isle of Dogs
  • Efrain - Our Inca Chaski! +2