Haroon Mota

Haroon's Marathon Mission to provide Water 4 Life

Fundraising for Islamic Relief
raised of £2,000 target
by 269 supporters
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2013, on 21 April 2013
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Thanks so much for everyone's support!! I couldn't have got through 26.2 miles without your support.

Check out some of my photos here:




On the 16th March 2013, my father passed away after failing to recover from a trajic Car accident. It is a great & shocking loss to myself and family, and despite missing two weeks of training at such an important time, I've managed to put on my running shoes again and commence training. I would like to honour my father by dedicating this run in his memory.


R.I.P HAFIZ KASIM MOTA 02/06/1956 - 16/03/2013



Last year's London Marathon was supposed to be my FIRST & LAST (it was that painful).

So WHY am I doing it again?

Yes, I've got the running bug, but that's not the reason why I'm set for 26.2 miles of torture again.

Did you know...?

• 780 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water –  which is more than 2.5 times the population of the USA

• Today one child dies every 21 seconds from a water related disease.                          

Women in Africa walk an average of 6km to fetch water – and you thought the walk from the sofa to the kitchen was hard...

• In just one day, it is estimated that more than 152 million hours of women and girls' time is consumed for the most basic of human needs — collecting water for domestic use.

• More people have a mobile phone than a toilet..Ridiculous? No it's Reality!

SO THAT'S WHY I'M RUNNING AGAIN; because WATER is so much more than just a drink: it’s needed to cook food, water crops and livestock, wash hands and cooking pots to stop diseases spreading... Islamic Relief aims to give people all over the world Water 4 Life. We don’t just hand out water to those who are thirsty – we dig wells, construct micro-dams and build systems to capture and purify rainwater, helping communities access clean
water for years to come, so they don’t need our help any more.


Please support this cause by making a donation/ sponsoring me to run the London Marathon. Your donation will go a very long way.

You can donate by clicking the "Donate Now" button at the top. You can even donate by text message now, thanks to JustTEXTgiving. Just FREE text "IRWL85" followed by the ammount eg. "£5" to 70070. Simples!!!


For further information about Islamic Relief and their work, please visit http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/

Please watch this short video about about Water 4 Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJpIcb77L4w&feature=BFa&list=UUxLNIdKK1kcvgErwaE2cR7g


You can also follow & support me on Twitter: @Haroon_Mota


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About the charity

Islamic Relief

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Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, it promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

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