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The mother of all races

3 team members

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b][u]The Ashbridges take on the MOTHER OF ALL RACES to help build a playspace in Bangladesh[/u][/b][/p][p]Half marathon, easy right!? Shouldn't be too much of a problem - at the ripe old age of 62, having never run longer than 5km and for someone who enjoys the 'occasional' chocolate covered brazil nut.[/p][p]That's the challenge Lynne (mother Ashbridge) set herself in 2018. In solidarity Beth and Jo (her daughters) joined the running party. [i]Why?[/i][/p][p][b]17% of the world's population are living on less than $1.25 a day. That means 1.2 billion living in extreme poverty, today. Lack of access to sanitation, infrastructure, healthcare, quality education... basic human rights we so often take for granted.[/b][/p][p]AzuKo believes good design can change lives. This amazing architecture charity supports disadvantaged communities to improve their living conditions. In 2018 the Ashbridges are taking on the mother of all races to raise funds and awareness for one of their projects - [url=https://azuko.org/jaago-playspace]JAAGO playspace[/url].[/p][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rq26uUO-Rac?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p]AzuKo is working with JAAGO Foundation to design and build a new playspace for a school in Sundarban village, Bangladesh. Your donation will bring play, joy and new learning opportunities to this remote and underserved area.[/p][p][i]Thank you![/i][/p][p]For more information about the playspace project visit: [url=https://azuko.org/jaago-playspace]www.azuko.org/jaago-playspace[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]The challenge[/u][/b][/p][p]On 9th September 2018, Lynne and Jo will take on the Great North Run (Newcastle, UK). On another continent Beth is tackling a marathon distance, 26.2 miles, with 6 races over 6 months. Her last sprint will be the 5th Avenue Mile (New York City, USA) also on 9th September. The three Ashbridge amigas will cross their finish lines together![/p][p][i]The races:[/i][/p][p][url=https://shapehalf.com/]SHAPE Women's Half Marathon[/url] (15th April, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2018/italy-run-by-ferrero-5m]Italy Run by Ferrero 5M[/url] (3rd June, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2018/nyrr-new-york-mini-10k]NYRR New York Mini 10K[/url] (9th June, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/nyrr-brooklyn-r-u-n-5k]R-U-N Brooklyn 5K[/url] (16th July, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/percy-sutton-harlem-5k-run]Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run[/url] (25th August, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2017/new-balance-5th-avenue-mile]5th Avenue Mile[/url] (9 September, NYC)[/p][p][url=http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run]Great North Run[/url] (9 September, UK)[/p][p][br][/p][p]This is going to be tough! [b]Follow our training journey on Facebook:[/b] [url=https://www.facebook.com/themotherofallraces/]www.facebook.com/themotherofallraces[/url] Your support will help us push past that wall![/p][p]#teamazuko[/p][p][br][/p][p]Lynne, Beth and Jo [/p][p]x[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][i]"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."[/i][/b] - John Wesley[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

09 Sep 2018



Sep 9, 2018


Amazing work!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2018

Ruth Baker

Good Luck for tomorrow you amazing ladies. Well done for all your fundraising efforts.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2018


Go team Ashbridge!!

Sep 6, 2018

Emma Sanderson

Good luck Ashbridges xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 4, 2018

John-Paul Nunes

Good luck!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2018


Good luck on your run.


Aug 31, 2018

Parv and Vix

You crazy ladies! Very proud of the Ashbridge fam x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2018


Go go go Ashbridges - you crazy, amazing ladies!!! Lots of love from The Barrass Hemmens' xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Aug 21, 2018


Good luck to you both... Love from Irene Mark


Aug 19, 2018


Go go go. All these hard training runs are so the run is just a victory lap!


Lynne Ashbridge

Lynne Ashbridge

Beth Ashbridge

Beth Ashbridge

Jo Ashbridge

Jo Ashbridge