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I am running the 2016 Virgin London Marathon for Shuktara Trust (UK) because It is a charity close to my heart

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2016, 24 Apr 2016

Shuktara Trust (UK)

We provide a loving home to young people with disabilities in India

Charity Registration No. 1112303

Story

Running the London Marathon has been a dream of mine for a long time.  I have watched the race over the years and have always been moved by the tremendous atmosphere. It’s a race that really shows London at it’s best.

At the ripe age of 40 I finally get in!

It has always been important to me to choose a charity I have a personal connection with. shuktara perfectly fits the bill.

I initially heard about David Earp, shuktara’s founder a few years ago through my passion for textiles.  I bought one of his stunning bedspreads and was totally moved by the story behind it. It certainly was no ordinary quilt! I was moved to hear that David was using his talent for design to support a charity for abandoned, disabled children in India.  Please take a look at their wonderful website that explains the shuktara story so much better than I can. http://shuktara.org

Without the tremendous compassion, courage and love of David and the whole shuktara team, these children wouldn’t have a future.

If any of you are able to support such a wonderful cause it will mean the absolute world to me. In return I shall update you on the training, blisters and all! xx

 

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  • Bapi, Rekha and David Earp
  • First day of shuktara +8

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