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Philip Holmes

Please support ChoraChori by sponsoring me as I run the 2019 London Marathon to raise funds for the ChoraChori children's refuge in Kathmandu!

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I'll be running the London Marathon to raise funds for my charity's remarkable childcare and rehabilitation work in Nepal. We have rescued displaced and trafficked Nepalese children from India and child rape victims from Nepal itself. At our Kathmandu refuge we provide immediate medical care and trauma management to assist children with recovery and towards reintegration with their families and society. Where return to families is impossible (mainly due to safety reasons) we provide long term care, including education and training. Our local care staff and volunteers are passionate and committed, but we can't do any of this without funds to cover day to day running costs and that's why I need your help.

Specifically, I am aiming to raise £5,280 which is the annual cost of four additional carers that we need to recruit urgently to provide 24/7 one-to-one care to two little girls who are both child rape victims. Please be as generous as you can.

Many thanks!

Event details

Virgin London Marathon 2019

Out of 414,000 applicants to the public ballot, I am one of the "lucky" 10% who secured a place in the 2019 London Marathon. I would not describe myself as a "runner", and at the grand old age of 59 I should probably have more sense than to be taking on 26.2 miles in whatever crazy weather conditions climate change throws at us on the day. But I am doing this to raise the funds that we so badly need.

Please be generous - it will encourage me along the way, also through the training that, done in isolation, is in many ways even tougher.

Event date

28-April-2019 09:00  - 
28-April-2019 15:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Good luck Philip! You'll be amazing. (I was about to type "Enjoy!", but I'm not sure that's possible in a marathon. Lol!) Either way, have an amazing event - and well done. :-) xx
Donation by Angela Sherman
on 25-04-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck - keep up the impressive work, anne and IAN Cardwell
Donation by Ian Cardwell
on 13-04-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Good Luck Philip !!
Donation by Dev
on 10-04-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Good Luck Philip, you are amazing!
Donation by Helen Murdoch
on 09-04-2019
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Rayner Rees
on 30-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Well done! Xx
Donation by Linda
on 18-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
No bacon butties next time ... but you still did brilliantly in Bath. Best of luck for London xx
Donation by Christine Asbury
on 17-03-2019
£20.00 gift aid
Go Philip! Have a good run and all power to Chora Chori as their great work goes from strength to strength. Love to you, Bev, Alisha & Joe. xx
Donation by Fiona McRae
on 13-03-2019
£20.00 gift aid
Great effort; hope your old knees last the pace.
Donation by Stephen Simpson
on 11-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Don't forget to breathe when you're running! Wishing you every success.
Donation by William Holmes
on 11-03-2019
£125.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,270.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,270.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,811.25

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