On Sunday 4th October I will be running the Virtual London Marathon to raise funds for SFAC (Strengthening Families for Abandoned Children).
SFAC is an organisation I know very well, having carried out pro bono work with them in Brazil, Paraguay, Uganda and Ghana in recent years. These projects have focused on sharing best practice with local professionals involved in child care. This helps those countries to develop their legal systems to help protect vulnerable children and contributes to SFAC’s mission – “Keeping children safe, giving them the chance to thrive”.
The work I do with SFAC is extremely rewarding so I was keen to try and help them to raise funds in such a difficult year.
About the Virtual London Marathon 2020
Even as an experienced club runner with previous marathons already under my belt, this will not be an easy challenge! Many regular runners will know that is usually takes at least 12 weeks of training to get to the standards needed to complete a marathon. At the time I signed up I was left with just 8 weeks in which to train.
However, I am very focused on my training and the regular running I do throughout the year will help me get up to the right level of fitness for this event, even on such a tight schedule.
How to support myself and SFAC
I’ve taken on this challenge because I feel that the work of SFAC is important for vulnerable children around the world and have seen first hand the difference it can make. If you’d like to sponsor me and support the work of SFAC I’ll be extremely grateful, no matter what the amount may be. You can do so by following the link below.
If you’d like to know more about SFAC and the work they do around the world, you can find out more on their website.