Ellie Piper

Ellie Piper

London Marathon 2022

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Total raised so far£0.00

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Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]FURTHER UPDATE: Well, who could have foreseen back in 2019 what would happen this year? Like so many events and gatherings, the London Marathon 2020 has been cancelled. While this is undoubtedly the right decision, it is of course a personal disappointment to me after my training and fundraising, and a worrying time for many charities, including REDRESS, who rely on marathon fundraising.[/p][p]So I am very pleased to report that on 4th October, I will be taking part, on behalf of Team REDRESS, in the socially distanced Virtual London Marathon, covering 26.2 miles around my local area over the course of 24 hours. Although my training has taken a hit through lockdown and the extra pressures of working in a school during a pandemic, I am determined to cover the distance even if I am no longer fit enough to run the whole way.[/p][p]I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my fundraising. REDRESS will be getting every penny of the money raised even though the race is not happening in its usual format. Their work protecting the human rights of vulnerable people is, heartbreakingly, more and more relevant and I am really glad to be able to do my bit to support them.[/p][p]I am hoping that I will get a chance to run for REDRESS again and get the experience of running around my home town, past my old flat in Deptford, through south east London and over the river and past the famous sights. I think we've learnt not to take anything for granted but please watch this space.[/p][p]PS Most of you donated to my cause though the various events that I organised, the soup kitchen, Outside Every Day challenge and Quiz Night. I hope you will not feel short-changed by the fact that the marathon is not happening this year. But if you do feel that you would like me to return your donation, then of course I will - just drop me a message and let me know.[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE: I am sure that you will have seen that the London Marathon has been postponed to October. This is absolutely the right decision in the circumstances and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the world will be back to a position of relative normality by then to allow the race to go ahead. In the meantime I will be keeping up my training and my fundraising, and am grateful to everyone who has been in touch with messages of support.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Some of you will know that I limped round a marathon two years ago and swore never to do it again! This page is the proof, however, that I will be running (or limping) around my home town in the 40th London Marathon, to raise money for an amazing charity called REDRESS ([url=http://www.redress.org]www.redress.org[/url]).[/p][p]Your generosity will support REDRESS to bring legal cases on behalf of individual survivors of torture, and advocate for better laws to provide effective reparations. [/p][p]Torture is one of the most horrific crimes that can be perpetrated against a human being. Torture is prohibited in the strongest terms by international law, even in times of war and emergency, and is illegal in most countries. Yet it is still highly prevalent, not only in the most repressive regimes. Individuals – whether men, women or children – are tortured and ill-treated because of who they are or what they believe.[/p][p]REDRESS currently has over 60 active cases and projects in more than 38 countries worldwide. They support survivors like Necati Zontul, who was tortured after the boat he was travelling on with other migrants was intercepted by Greek coastguards in Crete, or like Olivier Acuña, who was wrongly imprisoned in Mexico for two years and tortured because of his work as a journalist. [/p][p]Closer to home, REDRESS have acted for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: for more than three years Nazanin has been arbitrarily detained in Iran, separated from her now-five-year-old daughter Gabriella and her husband Richard. Her case is one of over a hundred cases each year in which British nationals say that they have suffered serious human rights violations abroad such as unlawful arrest and detention, unfair trials or torture and ill-treatment[/p][p]I will be running 26.2 miles to raise money for this amazing charity working in an underfunded field. Thank you for supporting me and this great cause.[/p]

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Oct 6, 2020

Olds

This ought to cross the line.

£56.25

plus £14.06 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2020

Catherine

Good luck, Ellie! Well done for making it through in the rain xx

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2020

Olds

Four donations xxxx

£10.40

plus £2.60 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2020

Karyn and Matt

Well done Ellie x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2020

Anonymous

£30.75


Apr 26, 2020

Gemma Skinner

Well done Ellie

£26.20

plus £6.55 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2020

Isabel

For you, with love. and all the training you’ve done....

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Mar 6, 2020

Nick Booth

£50.00


Mar 2, 2020

Martin Robb

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Feb 24, 2020

Anonymous

£30.00

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