Simon Martin

Simon's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5K Run page

Fundraising for Railway Children
£257
raised of £250 target
by 17 supporters
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Railway Children

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We believe no child should ever have to live on the streets.

Story

It's my last 5km charity run of the year and I wanted to make it a good one.

I'm taking part in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5km run, in association with the Mo Farah Foundation. 

My aim is simple: I want to hit a personal best by breaking 22:00 minutes, and at the same time raise some money for The Railway Children Charity.

Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect.

Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to getting to children on the streets before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. The Railway Children Charity works in the UK, India and Africa.

There is still so much more to do. Millions of children still live alone on the streets where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.

They run away or are forced to leave home, where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to and no one left to turn to. The problems they face on the streets are often even worse than those they endured at home. Every day The Railway Children fight to change their story.

Railway Children race to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can. Their pioneering work enables them to get to street children before the streets get to them.

This charity has been my chosen charity for a number of years and now I want to give a little more back. Please help me in my aim to raise money for them. Thanks for taking the time to visit and read my JustGiving page.

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There's more - All SPONSORSHIP received by 22nd January 2016 WILL BE DOUBLED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT, which means Railway Children can reach twice as many children.

About the charity

Railway Children

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Railway Children fight for vulnerable children who live alone on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. We provide protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.

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Total raised
£256.72
+ £64.18 Gift Aid
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£256.72
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