We Ran a Half-Marathon for Charity and Raised £2,076!

Posted by Lucy Elizabeth Moffat in 19-Feb-2018 19:06:44

We Ran a Half-Marathon for Charity and Raised £2,076!

We came and we conquered! Yesterday, as a team, we ran the Milton Keynes Half-Marathon to raise money for the amazing charity, Railway Children! 

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Last year we felt it was time to start giving back so we looked for a charity that inspired us. We first became aware and inspired by the work of Railway Children after Oscar nominated Lion hit the screens and told the story of Saroo, a lost railway child in India and his long journey home.

 

Learn more about Railway Children - read here.  

 

We reached out to the charity and realised we wanted to contribute what we could to help make their vision - a world where no child ever has to live on the streets - a reality. We chose the Milton Keynes Half-Marathon as our fundraising activity and after a false start with the bad weather, we finally ran it on Sunday. 

 

Read the stories of the children to find out why we ran on Sunday - read here.

 

Overall, it was a great experience and it was definitely worth the aching legs today. Before we started the team had varying levels of running experience from experienced pro to the 'I've never ran a day in my life' crew but we all did it! Check out the SRK Team League Board below: 

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SRK Accounting League Board

1. Yasser (Experienced Pro) - 1 hour 41 minutes

2. Simon (CrossFit Fanatic) - 2 hours 1 minute

3. Debbie (Experienced Pro) - 2 hours 12 minutes

4. Lucy (Newbie Runner) - 2 hours 34 minutes

5. Jessica (Newbie Runner) - 2 hours 36 minutes 

 

The best part though is how much we have raised - an amazing £2,076 (without gift aid)! Thank you to everyone that donated, it means a lot to us and even more to the charity and the children they help. 

 

However, It isn't too late to donate! Please donate what you can.

 

DONATE TO RAILWAY CHILDREN!

 

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DONATE TO RAILWAY CHILDREN!

 


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