Wednesday, 6 July 2022
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Wednesday, 6 July 2022

First-time marathon runner raising funds for marginalised communities

In October, over 40,000 people will ascend the streets of London donning fancy dress and raising money as they complete the 26.2-mile London Marathon. This year, they will be joined by Serena from East Anglia who will be running her first marathon, raising money for Feed the Minds.

Sandra Golding, CEO of Feed the Minds said:

Feed the Minds works to bring practical education to people who missed out on education due to poverty, conflict, and discrimination. This cause is close to Serena’s heart, and we are very proud that Serena is running this marathon.” 

Serena works as the Programme Funding Officer at Feed the Minds and her role involves securing grants from institutions and foundations to support Feed the Minds’ practical education projects.   

Serena said:

“When I became ill in my teens, I experienced first-hand what it meant to lose access to education, in my case due to my ill-health. It was also around this time that I began to learn more about the scale of hardship and inequality in the world around us. I promised myself then that if I ever recovered, I’d dedicate my life to playing a part in addressing some of those challenges.” 

During her illness, Serena had to use a wheelchair whenever she left the house. She added:

“After those years dependent on a wheelchair, it is still miraculous to me that my legs can be the vessel through which I explore the world around me.”

There are 773 million adults around the world who cannot read or write. Two-thirds of these are women. No matter how small, your support will help change the lives of women all over the world. 

You can sponsor Serena here.

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