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A week of running for East Africa

On Tuesday morning I had the privilege to attend a Born to Run class led by Peta Bee in Regent’s Park. It was a really hard workout (and I’m still feeling it 3 days on!) but was so enjoyable.

In 45 minutes I will have improved my fitness and strength much more than simply going for a 45 minute jog. Jo Pavey (British Olympian and marathon runner) was there too, showing her support for Save the Children and offering up her advice.

We’re looking for inspirational leaders like Peta to lead Born to Run classes in their areas. For more information about becoming a leader e-mail us today at events@savethechildren.org.uk.

The idea is that people will donate £2 per class to take part – which is such good value (much better than going to a gym!) If there are just a dozen people that come along for one session that would raise enough money to buy 10 days of treatment for five children with malnutrition in East Africa right now.

Born to Run class Regent's Park with Peta Bee

British 10K – running for children’s lives

This Sunday, 10 July, is the British 10k race in London. Save the Children has a team of over 60 runners taking part. With the money the runners are raising Save the Children could fund the following vital emergency interventions in East Africa:

  • Two stabilisation wards for 50 children suffering from severe malnutrition
  • An Outpatient Therapeutic Programme kit – to set up and equip one mobile team servicing 6 distribution sites/health centres, including food

Come and show your support of the runners that are taking the plunge to run for children’s lives. Meet us at the cheering point near Embankment tube or e-mail events@savethechildren.org.uk for more information.

Emma and David running the British 10K for Save the Children

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