I’m about to take on the challenge of running 100km around Richmond park to raise money for a charity I care about and am going to volunteer at: Second Tree! The furthest I’ve ever run is 56km (and I nearly died) so this is going to be fun! Come down on June 13th and see me give it a go!
Second Tree is a small, grassroots charity that works with refugees in Northern Greece. This year, for World Refugee day (13-20 June), they are collectively running the distance from Aleppo, Syria to Athens, Greece (1500km) – the difficult journey of a refugee – to raise money for refugee education. I aim to contribute to this distance with my 100km run!
I’ll be joining Second Tree as an English teacher in July so this is an organisation I’m passionate to support! Every penny raised will be going into their work, providing refugees with the opportunity to develop important skills for life in Europe.
Your support would be really appreciated!
Covid-19 can affect everyone, but some are more at risk than others. So many refugees have less ability to self-isolate and don’t have access to basic healthcare. It’s important to do what we can for others, regardless of borders.
Alpha Bank, Aghiou Dimitriou 66, 54631 Thessaloniki
BIC: CRBAGRAA (Reference: Tommys Ultra Marathon)
Since the beginning of lockdown, I have been running everyday. During these stressful times, it has become a great tool for improving my mental health. I now want to put this training towards a good cause by completing a 100 km ultra-run. The aim of my run is to raise awareness and money in support of Second Tree, who give refugees and asylum seekers the opportunity to develop essential skills needed for life in Europe.