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Link Ethiopia Runners

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b] Why are we running?[/b][/p][p]This year the Link Ethiopia team will be doing the run that we have so often challenged you to - the Royal Parks Half Marathon. We will be running alongside (or a few miles behind) our 17 Link Ethiopia supporter runners. We're a mishmash of running levels and will be taking part for the arguably the greatest prize of all - the chance to run the logo. [/p][p]We would be very grateful if you would support our challenge with a donation, as always, all money raised will go to our work transforming lives through education in Ethiopia. This could mean:[/p][p]- A reusable period pack for a girl so that she doesn't have to miss school and can attend confidently throughout the month[/p][p]- Uniform, books and shoes for a child who would not otherwise be able to go to school[/p][p]- Tea and biscuits for the London office (the posh kind)[/p][p]- Desks, chairs and a blackboard for a classroom in a rural school [/p][p]Don't worry - we're joking about the third one. Each staff member is responsible for bringing their own snacking resources to the office. [/p][p][b]We only have one hour's worth of running music. This run could take us 2 and half hours. So, we're also asking that all you generous people who make a donation to this worthy cause also 'donate' a song to our running playlist. Include it in your message when you donate![/b][/p][p][b] Meet the Team[/b][/p][p][b][i][img][/img][img]https://res.cloudinary.com/link-ethiopia/image/upload/c_scale,w_200/v1536234727/Rory_bxndx5.jpg[/img]Rory 'the red ferenji' Dillon[/i][/b][/p][p]Role: Projects and Programmes Manager[/p][p]Fitness Level: Seasoned long-distance runner[/p][p]Highlight of athletic career: Garnering a city-wide reputation as the 'kai ferenji' (red foreigner) after being brave enough to continue his regular jogging regime while living in Gondar for 3 years. [/p][p][b][i][img]https://res.cloudinary.com/link-ethiopia/image/upload/c_scale,w_200/v1536234567/Caroline_yogurs.jpg[/img]Caroline 'Caz' Walker[/i][/b][/p][p]Role: Chief Executive[/p][p]Fitness Level: Weekend jogger[/p][p]Highlight of athletic career: Getting a free ice lolly at the end of the St Alban's 5k run in 2016[/p][p][b][i][img]https://www.linkethiopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_3518-e1537184850849.jpg[/img]Michou 'Mike' Gerits[/i][/b][/p][p]Role: Sponsorship and School Link Coordinator[/p][p]Fitness Level: Yoga master, questionable running credentials[/p][p]Highlight of athletic career: One-time warm up leader for the famous [url=https://kindutrust.org/2018/06/26/a-day-training-with-the-girls-football-team/]Gondar Girls' Football Team[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Training starts as of now! We have 6 weeks to go until the Half Marathon which takes place on October 18th. [/b]We will be keeping you updated with our efforts to train for the event with weekly updates on the [url=https://www.facebook.com/linkethiopia/]Link Ethiopia facebook page[/url], including our 'achievement of the week' and special training events such as 'the Great Run Home' swiftly followed by 'the Great Carb Buffet'. [/p][p][b]We thank you for your support![/b][/p]

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Oct 21, 2018

Debi x

Well done Caz!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 20, 2018


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 16, 2018


Well done guys!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2018

Nadine Carle Edgar and James Edgar

Well done guys!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2018


Well done guys! Especially that rain at the end!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 13, 2018



Oct 13, 2018


Good luck Mike! I recommend running to 'Dry Your Eyes Mate' by The Streets - its upbeat tempo and inspiring lyrics will see you through to the finish line.


Oct 12, 2018

A and I

Go Michou go!


Oct 11, 2018


1p for every 10 metres. You guys have totally got this! (all of you, but especially Michou).

£21.10 plus £5.28 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2018


3 runners .....13 miles .....the last 3 are the best so get there as quick as you can !! Best wishes ...Go Team

£39.00 plus £9.75 Gift Aid

Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker

Rory Dillon

Rory Dillon