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!
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.
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:
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.
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