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Beth Ashbridge

New York City Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This November I'm taking on the New York Marathon; 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC. It will be the longest race I've ever taken on. Training starts today.[/p][p][b]Why?[/b][/p][p]I'm running to give vulnerable women a voice. [/p][p]In Bangladesh, an estimated 32% are living below the poverty line, lacking access to durable housing, electricity, safe water, sanitation and critical services such as infrastructure. The most vulnerable, marginalised and underrepresented groups are the hardest hit, including women.[/p][p]Architecture charity, AzuKo is working with women in the northwest of the country to co-design solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of women. Their focus is on kitchens; the heart of the home.[/p][p]Kitchens are often dark, cramped, unhygienic and poorly ventilated, contributing to chronic and acute health effects including lung cancer and diarrhoeal disease.[/p][p]AzuKo is working with women to examine cooking and hygiene practices, products, infrastructure, construction materials and spatial design.[/p][p][b]What impact will your donation make?[/b][/p][p]AzuKo believes that people hold the answers, no matter how much money they have in their back pocket. This project empowers women to design solutions to the challenges they are faced with.[/p][p]£8.50 / $11... could pay for local construction support[/p][p]£14.00 / $18... could buy fuel for 3 months[/p][p]£52.00 / $67... could buy a gas stove[/p][p]£55.00 / $71... could pay for a local frontline worker for 1 week[/p][p]£105.00 / $135... could run a female focus group[/p][p][b]Women’s empowerment leads to society’s advancement. [u]Please donate, every £1 and $1 counts.[/u][/b][/p][p]This is going to be tough - I have never run a marathon before and I am already nervous! Please follow my training journey on Facebook and Instagram. Any support will help me push past that wall(s). [/p][p]And if you're in NYC on November 3, I'd love to see your face somewhere round the course![/p][p]#teamazuko[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Beth[/b] x[/p][p][i]For more information about the project, visit [/i][url=https://azuko.org/heart-of-the-home][i]AzuKo's website [gt][gt][/i][/url][/p]
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Aug 11, 2019

Anonymous

Bravo Beth! What an awesome cause. May those little legs carry you speedily round the course to a safe finish! Love the Wareham’s x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 11, 2019

Ali McAnena

Good luck Beth!!!

Aug 11, 2019

Charles Arrowsmith

Great work, Ashbridge. Love your style.

£26.20

May 1, 2019

Rachel Jones Albert

£50.00

Mar 20, 2019

Dad

Beth - The empowerment of women - Azuko an inspirational charity. Enjoy your run

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2019

Anonymous

You are running for a great cause - Well Done Beth

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2019

Anonymous

Fab-u-lous

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2019

Anonymous

Keep up the training - you will smash it! Great cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2019

Anonymous

Run Beth Run!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2019

Dad

Beth. Mum and I are so proud of you. All your training will pay off on the day. Enjoy your marathon - it is obviously for a amazing charity

£750.00 plus £187.50 Gift Aid