Clea Takes On The Great South Run

Blog: Clea Takes On The Great South Run For Refugees In Berkshire

We’re always so chuffed when someone gets in touch to say they want to take on a challenge to help refugees in Berkshire.

A few months back, we had just that conversation when Clea got in touch to say she wanted to run The Great South Run for Refugee Support Group.

We asked Clea to write us a little guest blog to let you know about all her hard work training, and explain why she decided to put on her trainers and pound the tarmac for refugees:

Hello everyone!

My name is Clea and I have recently signed up to my first running challenge and I have decided to fundraise for Refugee Support Group.

Why RSG? Almost 6 years ago now, I spent a year in Athens volunteering for an organisation who supported and protected immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Greece.

It was an incredible experience and one of the best years of my life. I wanted to get involved in the local support group, so in October I’ll be running the Great South 10 mile Run in Portsmouth to raise money to help the charity continue their good work.

Photo of Clea smiling in a field

I started properly running when I moved to Reading almost 6 years ago, but I probably did too much to quickly and injured myself which meant I had to stop for while. I have now recovered and am up for a challenge. I am slowly building up to be ready for the 15th of October and so far, it’s going quite well.

You can see my progress on my fundraising page:

Not matter how much you donate, every little helps so thank you in advance ????

Will you take on the challenge for refugees?

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or you just fancy taking on a new challenge, we want you to Run For Refugees!

Explore challenges and races across the UK, or get in touch if you’ve got an idea and we’ll do all we can to help make it happen!

Click here to find out more about running for refugees

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