Annabelle Larnard

Annabelle's fundraiser for Jesuit Refugee Service

Fundraising for Jesuit Refugee Service
£2,194
raised of £2,000 target
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
Team JRS UK is running the London iconic 26.2 miles to continue the support for hundreds of refugee friends who seek help as we advocate their cause in an uncaring world.

Story

I will be running the 2024 London Marathon in support of Jesuit Refugee Service UK. JRS UK accompanies, serves and advocates for the rights of refugees. We work in a spirit of hospitality, compassion and solidarity to give hope, justice and dignity to refugees.

2023 was a year of newness and change and finding out who I wanted to be post-college athlete. Training and fitness had always been quite clear, with set times for when I had to go to practice, which weights I had to life, and how quickly I needed to run a sprint to pass my conditioning tests. In March, when I found out I’d be moving to London to start my career (and my life post-grad), it felt as though I’d truly have a fresh slate to be intentional about what my life would become. This city has been a dream thus far, and starting my time here with a marathon alongside driven, compassionate people is an incredible opportunity.

Running a marathon has been on my long-term bucket list for years and years. (Probably yours, too, right?) Playing basketball for so many years at a high level left me little time for other athletic endeavours, but I knew one day I’d have the chance. When I saw that JRS was taking applications for their remaining marathon bibs, I figured what better time than now. I was delighted when the team reached out to confirm my place, and I couldn’t be more excited to run for a Jesuit organisation that serves out of love, especially during a time of such conflict in the world where so many people continue to be displaced from their homes.

Please consider supporting JRS UK as I work towards my fundraising goal of £2000 and my training goal of 26.2 on April 21, 2024!

About the campaign

Team JRS UK is running the London iconic 26.2 miles to continue the support for hundreds of refugee friends who seek help as we advocate their cause in an uncaring world.

About the charity

Jesuit Refugee Service

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JRS UK is part of a global organisation working in more than 50 countries across the world to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced people.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,193.52
+ £207.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,193.52
Offline donations
£0.00

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