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Weʼre raising £500 to support refugees

Malvern, Worcestershire

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We all sleep under the same stars

Running a marathon has been on my bucket list for many years and I have finally decided to have a go! On October 6th I will be running along the southeastern shore of Loch Ness from Fort Augustus to Inverness. This challenge cannot be done without a fundraising effort-otherwise what is it all for?

I recently read a book 'The Bee Keeper of Aleppo'; a story of a refugee family who encounters one tragic loss after another trying to flee to safety from Syria. The book speaks for itself but left me feeling sad, powerless, angry and ashamed.

I wanted to find out about how I could help, even in a very small way; and most importantly to find out what was going on in my local community to support refugees. That's when I came across Malvern Welcomes, a charity based in Worcestershire. All I can say are these guys are amazing, inspirational, fantastic and dedicated. I initially made contact with Ruth who explained about the resettlement program that they have campaigned tirelessly for. To re-home one family in Malvern costs £9000 pounds; however, they aim to fund-raise double this to make the transition a bit easier. These people, our fellow human beings have endured such terrible losses, their homes, family members, their countries; I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and heartache that this causes.

Reading about what this charity aims to achieve has made me reflect on what is important for all of us to live with a sense of worth in the world. To feel safe, secure, loved and accepted. £500 pounds seems like such a small amount, but it is something. I am asking you to help me to help this fantastic cause. It will be an absolute pleasure and privilege to fund-raise for this charity. I urge you to click on the link to their website Malvern Welcomes and look at the many ways we can all help, do our bit, support our fellow human beings.

A beautiful poem written by one of the children that they gave a talk to sums it all up- 'we all sleep under the same stars'

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    19

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 18, 2019

    • David Shukla

      David Shukla

      Oct 10, 2019

      Well done Mummy, we are so proud of you. Lots of love from Jasmine & Nathan xxx

      £50.00

    • Karen Howard

      Karen Howard

      Oct 5, 2019

      Good Luck Jen, from Peter & Karen

    • Zaccary Reddy

      Zaccary Reddy

      Oct 5, 2019

      Good luck!

      £5.00

    • pete

      pete

      Oct 1, 2019

      great cause jenn..proud of you and good luck..dadxx

      £30.00

    • Foster Family

      Foster Family

      Sep 30, 2019

      Good cause to support!!! Wishing you well. Enjoy the scenery whilst you run!! What a great challenge to complete!!

    • Victoria Webb

      Victoria Webb

      Sep 29, 2019

      What a challenge ! In awe ! Victoria and nick xx

      £20.00

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    Jen Shukla

    Jen Shukla

    Malvern, Worcestershire

    School matron, a mum of two, running enthusiast. Wanting to raise some money for an amazing charity that supports refugees settling in Worcestershire, UK.

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