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Saarah Mariam Ali

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Talib Ali

I'm running the Oxford Half Marathon to raise funds to provide incubators wherever in the world they are most needed

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Our beautiful daughter, Saarah, passed away in March 2011 aged four. She left a huge gap in our lives but also some wonderful memories.She was truly a miracle: born 11 weeks early, weighing 3lb 3oz, she overcame meningitis twice before she finally came home after 3 months. Then aged 1 she had pneumonia and a serious secondary infection. Remarkably she bounced back and for the next 3 years she enjoyed good health, before she suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in her sleep.

Saarah's Fund has been established in her memory. In the coming months and years, we hope to take part in lots of fundraising events to raise money to help other children like Saarah lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Last year we had our Syria Incubator Appeal. Thank you to everyone for making our appeal such a great success - we raised nearly £15,000 to purchase 6 incubators at the Iman Hospital in Syria. These incubators are now providing life-saving care to over 200 babies every single month. 

Event details

Oxford Half Marathon - Incubators Without Borders

We know first hand how important an incubator can be in ensuring that new born babies receive the life saving care they need.

That's why I've decided to run the Oxford Half Marathon to raise funds for our new appeal - Incubators Without Borders - so that we can provide incubators for new born babies wherever they are most needed. For example, in July, we received a request for more incubators, this time for a hospital in Sana, Yemen. 

Each incubator costs between £2,500 and £4,200. I know it is a large amount of money, and I know there are many other very worthy causes out there, but anything you can give to support this appeal will make a huge difference, to babies in Yemen and elsewhere.

Please would you also consider setting up a regular donation so that we are able to respond more quickly in future.

Thank you for supporting Incubators Without Borders.

Event date

08-October-2017 00:00  - 
26-June-2022 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Donation by Anonymous
on 27-05-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Thanks, guys. Very kind :)
Donation by Alex and Johan
on 25-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you, Johan and family for your generous donation. It's really appreciated.
Donation by Johan
on 25-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Mr M I Ali
on 14-02-2018
£0.00 gift aid
What a wonderful incredible achievement to have completed the half marathon... Huge big CONGRATULATIONS!!! & What a wonderful cause, I'm happy to support.
Donation by Sayf (East London)
on 11-02-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Talib and I hope you are able to raise enough money for this worthy cause
Donation by Hajra Ali
on 16-11-2017
£65.00 gift aid
Good luck Talib x
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations on the run Talib.
Donation by Russell
on 23-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Talib. Very proud of you and your achievement. The next biryani is on me!
Donation by Shorof
on 19-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done on your run!
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-10-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,867.00
Offline Donations: £500.00
Total Raised: £2,367.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,652.00

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