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Mehwish Hayat

London Marathon 2020 - Running for Pakistan

I’m running the London Marathon for Pakistan for Penny Appeal because hundreds of children deserve a quality education.

11 %
raised of £100,000 target
by 103 supporters

Penny Appeal London Marathon 2020

Welcome to Penny Appeal's London Marathon page. Our team of runners will be DIGGING DEEP and taking on the famous 26.2 mile distance on 26 April 2020. We're asking you to DIG DEEP with us and help us build deep water wells in Africa.

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I’m running the London Marathon 2020 to provide an education to hundreds of underprivileged Pakistani children. 

I want to raise £100,000 to rebuild and transform 5 amazing schools in rural Pakistan with Penny Appeal.

£20,000  - Help rebuild ONE full school

£5,000  - Help rebuild ONE classroom

£3,000 - Support Teachers

£1,000 - Provide a library

£500 - Sanitation and Toilets

£250 - Help provide Desk and chairs for children

£50 - Help provide textbooks and stationary 

£20 -  Donate playing equipment for children 

I think that education is a universal right for any child. I know how lucky I was to receive an education, and how that has broadened my horizons and given me the confidence to be who I am today. Education is the bedrock of any society and I know that health issues, poverty and women‘s empowerment - all these issues can be tackled through education.

With 1 in every 3 boys and almost half of all girls in Pakistan not getting an education, I feel strongly that something has to be done. I’m over the moon to be running the marathon as the Penny Appeal Ambassador, to rebuild and transform 5 amazing schools in rural Pakistan.

I’m very, very nervous about running the London Marathon; it will be the biggest challenge of my life! But having visited the schools I will be helping – the faces of those children will ease all the hardships to come. I am doing it for them.

I would be so grateful for every penny you give to sponsor me – and more importantly, the children deserve it! 

An hour with them is enough to melt anyone’s heart. I promised that I’d give them the schools that they desperately need; please help me fulfil that promise.

Together, we will rebuild and transform 5 amazing schools in rural Sindh, which will have space for 618 children to learn every single year.

Thank you for your incredible support – together, we can help transform these children’s lives for the better, for good!

Watch the schools I want to rebuild here:

Mehwish Hayat