Helen Cleaves

Richmond ParkRun for Refugees 2023

Fundraising for UK for UNHCR
raised of £500 target
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Richmond ParkRun - 5k, 8 July 2023

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We protect refugees worldwide to provide life-saving emergency assistance


We are a crew of friends and family who have run together every year since my son Oli was diagnosed with Type 1 in December 2017. Many of the children have run since they were 6. Some of the crew are T1, all are amazing kind and generous people, some who can actually run, others who stumble around the course smiling regardless! Together we have raised over £15,000. Some for JDRF, the type 1 research charity, and more recently, for the UN Refugee Agency. This year we are running once again to support refugees all over the world including those affected by the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey and the Ukraine conflict. We would be extremely grateful for any donations and encouraging messages - we read every one and they are a great booster on a wet morning when we need to get out and train, and on the day, to focus us over the finish line that little bit faster! Please support our cause - the UN Refugee Agency desperately needs help - any one of us could be a refugee - there are refugee children currently in our schools. We understand that ‘no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark’ (Warsan Shire): when there is no other option. Refugees typically arrive, wherever that may be, with nothing.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency leads the response to refugee protection across the world. This work relies on donations so thank you for standing with refugees and making their protection possible. UK for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national partner for the United Kingdom.

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