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£6,932.65
Barnes Runners Street Child
Barnes Runners
£6,932.65
Street Child
Barnes Runners
Barnes Runners

Josh's page has now expired

1173 days ago, Josh created this page in support of Street Child.

With the help of Team Barnes Runners, Josh gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 95 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised £6,932.65.

My Story

We are a semi-autonomous collective of middling, mediocre long-distance runners based in south London called Barnes Runners. For the past few years we have been been associated with and have been serving as ambassadors and fundraisers for Street Child of Sierra Leone. One or two of us have competed in all four Street Child marathons, one of us is about to serve as the event's medical director for the second time, one of us is a highly accomplished ultra runner who has competed in gruelling events all over the planet, two of us are very young (and we are extremely proud to have them in our midst) and two of us are competing over this distance for the very first time. Oh – and we are taking a 12-year-old with us: Rosie.

One of the things we have long given up doing is trying to explain to non-runners why we run. They don't get it and we don't get why they don't get it. They think it is futile and that we are wasting my time (and wearing out the tarmac). That's fine now. We no longer proselytise. Running for no good reason may indeed seem like a strange thing to do. But the fact that we have somehow succeeded in establishing a tradition of intertwining ambitious sporting endeavours with raising both awareness and money... well, we see that as a rather glorious and serendipitous evolution of human custom. Street Child of Sierra Leone (and the thousands of children it has helped over the last six years) would be extremely grateful if you were to consider perpetuating that custom.

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Team Barnes Runners

We've created this team because we want to raise money and make a difference by participating in Sierra Leone Marathon 2016. Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Sierra Leone Marathon 2016, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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Team

Team Barnes Runners

We've created this team because we want to raise money and make a difference by participating in Sierra Leone Marathon 2016. Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Sierra Leone Marathon 2016, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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