Peter Haughton

'run' done

Fundraising for Amnesty International UK
raised of £500 target
by 24 supporters
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Event: Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022, on 9 October 2022
Participants: Family and friend's 'ave given. And missen. One anonymous (so far)
Amnesty International UK

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We protect human rights to create a safer, more just world.



So lucky to have SUPERB weather on the day, AND, it was... BRILLIANT! 

What you experience at events like this is that there is so much COMMUNAL POSITIVITY (rare, these difficult days) confirming that yes we, as human beings,, are actually OK if, only if and when, we join together to DO something worthwhile together! 

Our world is so full of such emphatic beings we somehow tend to overlook - e.g. strangers, of different nationality, sat on a Hyde Park bench, out for a day in the sun, feeling compelled to provide enthusiastic encouragement, etc. Runners who've finished the run ages before on their way home but urging you to finish.

I couldn't have done it without knowing that - that so many have contributed to Amnesty International - our family, friends, those who remained 'anonymous' - and THANK YOU, to my son's colleagues Luci Eastwood, Andrew Koo, people whom I've never met but, through my son's heads up, have contributed. 

It's because of this support that I felt compelled to complete the course walking, due to a threatening thigh injury, 4 miles in. Wouldn't've attempted it otherwise.

So, a MASSIVE thanks to all contributors, including WOCKY (got to be Becky) 'anonymous',  and LUKE whom I suspect is architect Luke, Ben's friend from his student days. 

Credit to you all, including ANNE CAMERON who really knows from personal experience how hard it is to raise money for a worthy cause. 




Many thanks to all who have donated, the most recent ones being Andrea and Gary, and Georgie and Jamie. Thank you so much.

Aye. Raisin' money runnin' fer a charity called Amnesty in't'old Smoke this October. Din't 'ave a drink reet through August thanos, but I tell thee, this fundraisin's as dead as a doornail reet now. Needs sum'elp. 

This is what I just did in August... enough to drive a man to drink - 

  • Hi there! I signed up ages ago to run the Royal Parks Half marathon for Amnesty International in London this October. But the clock still keeps ticking and, tbh, despite efforts I'm not yet anywhere near running-fit. Haven't done any exercise like this for 35 years. I put in the first donation five months ago, but it's only now we're nearer the time that I'm appealing for others  to help in this quest.
  • And with this in mind (and to show an unparalleled level of commitment!)... I am pledging that I shall have an August Alcohol Amnesty (for... erm.., Amnesty). 
  • Early days for the month yes (entering this August 3rd) but the 3 three reasons for this are (1) I've been drinking more than my fair share (2) I'm hoping the drinks break will encourage me to run more (it did today!) and (3I'm asking for your support for this ace charity who do so much tremendous work for human rights globally. I will update progress for the month on my Facebook page 'Peter Richard Haughton' (that's me in the flat cap with beloved fam).     
  • If you don't know too much about them, Amnesty International is 'a movement of ordinary people from across the world, standing up for humanity and human rights. When injustice happens to one person, it happens to us all. Recent campaigns include refugee and migrant rights, climate change, children's rights, women's rights, Syrian conflict and LGBTI rights. Amnesty's biggest achievements include stopping the death penalty in many countries, outlawing torture, holding war criminals to account and controlling the arms trade. Your support is of significant value - only together can we continue to make a difference'. The singer Peter Gabriel is Amnesty's Ambassador - see what he's produced, to celebrate Amnesty's 60th last year, here -

I used to get their magazine back in the 90's, and the news reported there about the injustices they stand up agains are mind boggling. That they have made such real successes, and continue to do so, has ensured my commitment ever since. 

But, and again tbh, I'm just another one of those ordinary people. But then, from Yorkshire, so not that ordinary. Please support - any donation will be hugely appreciated. 

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Amnesty International UK

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Amnesty International UK is movement of ordinary people standing up for humanity and human rights. Some of our campaigns includes refugees, climate change, children's rights, women's rights, and conflict-affected countries. When we unite even the smallest acts of humanity make a difference.

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