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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

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Good luck Philip!
Donation by Angela Sherman
on 20-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Hope you soon feel the motivation and encouragement you need, Philip. I admire you so much for what you are doing. Best wishes, Elaine.
Donation by Elaine Wilson
on 19-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Inspiring commitment Philip. Good luck!
Donation by David Henry
on 19-02-2019
£5.00 gift aid
You have amazing courage and determination and we are with you every step of the way. (I couldn't even run one mile let alone 26!) The very best of luck Chris Jones
Donation by Charles Edbrooke
on 18-02-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Philip! It’s such a great cause and I hope you reach your target.
Donation by Jeremy sandle and Mark Curry
on 18-02-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck with the fundraising and the run. Know how important it is to get the right level of care in place for the children at the refuge!
Donation by Debbie and David
on 09-02-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Rob
on 08-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
So thankful that these traumatised girls now have some hope.
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Phillip.
Donation by William MacEachen
on 05-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Phillip, and thank you in your tireless help for vulnerable children. I was shocked to read of these two cases. Thank God they have been referred to CC.
Donation by Valerie
on 05-02-2019
£0.00 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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