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Marathon Training Week Eighteen – Race Day

Rather than writing about running my first marathon, I made a series of videos along the route.  Apologies for the videography – running and filming at the same time proved challenging!

Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks and especially to those who have already donated.  If you would like to support my fundraising efforts in support of the women of Masaka, please head over to my fundraising page 🙂

The project all about improving the lives of vulnerable women! In Masaka, they work in partnership with the women’s prison, as the standards of these institutions are normally very low, to ensure the women have basic hygiene. This situation is often made worse, by the fact that the women are often imprisoned wrongly and sometimes are even pregnant when arrested. Therefore, the project currently supports 70 women and 20 children in the prison, proving basic supplies for hygiene and dignity, such as sanitary pads and nappies.

Previous runners have helped this project by setting up a manufacturing process for these products to make it a sustainably financial system (previously it wasn’t). This year, your support will furthering their business model and the project’s sustainability, so they can help even more vulnerable women!

This is where your money will go:

  • £80 allows for a chilled juice dispenser to be brought – this will allow the women to start up a sustainable business.
  • £130 pays rent for one month for a centrally located shop so 3 women can be employed in their own start-up.
  • 50p buys all the material needed to make 6 sanitary pads in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.



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