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Tracy Thomson

London Marathon

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My story

[p]As a totally novice runner I’m very proud to be taking part in the London Marathon in aid of Sambhali Trust. I’ll be raising money that will help educate, empower and support underprivileged women and children living in Rajasthan. Without the assistance of Sambhali it’s genuinely very hard to imagine how they would be able to break the cycle of poverty, discrimination and abuse that is the reality of their daily lives. A little can still go a long way in India, so if you feel able to support me by making a donation, no matter how small, I know it will be money very well spent and will genuinely be changing lives for the better. [/p][p]In 2014 Sambhali won United Nations accreditation, denoting the importance of their work in the field of women and low caste issues. [/p][p]Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page and if you have a few minutes to read on you’ll learn a little more about the Sambhali Trust and why it means so much to those it helps…[/p][p]My company, Trading Boundaries, has been trading in India, and specifically Rajasthan, since 1996. We’ve always been keen to support the local communities that have become home from home for us over the years. There are so many worthwhile causes, so why Sambhali?[/p][p]I first heard of the Sambhali Trust a few years ago from Virendra Singh Chouhan, one of the founding Trustees. I finally visited the charity in 2016 and was instantly struck by the warmth, sincerity and dedication of everyone involved. [/p][p]Created by founder Govind Singh Ratore, the Trust launched three small projects in 2007 - a literacy programme with 13 girls, the first empowerment centre with 26 women and a rural project involving 51 women. Just over 10 years on the Trust has reached out to over 10,000 women and children, transforming their lives for the better. It now runs 17 projects including boarding homes for girls; primary education centres for children; a scholarship programme; empowerment centres for women; an SOS project providing emotional, practical and financial support to women in urgent need of help; a telephone helpline for victims of domestic abuse; and sewing centres with a graduate training programme.[/p][p]If you'd like to learn more, to read annual reports or to find out about other ways in which you could help, please visit :-[/p][p]http://www.sambhali-trust.org[/p][p]I'd like to thank UK Trustee Sarah Harrington for giving me this amazing opportunity. I'll be doing my best not to let her down... And finally I'd like to thank you for reading this far and for anything you feel able to donate![/p][p]Tracy x[/p][p][br][/p]
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Jun 1, 2019

Zeus McVean

Good luck hope you find it really easy

£20.00

May 10, 2019

Jodie Diaz

£30.00

May 9, 2019

Nicola

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Angela and Willow

Well done Tracy aka the lady in the corner. Love Angela & Willow xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Anonymous

well done Tracy, a great effort, regards Martin

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Helen Lambert

Wow well done Tracy on your marathon run. What an achievement 🙂 xx

£20.00

Apr 29, 2019

David and Kim P

A grand effort Tracy - really well done.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Jay

Time for ian to pamper you 👍😀

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Bryony Cale

Congratulations Tracy! We saw you run by just after Tower Bridge and you looked really strong. Fantastic effort and for a very worthy cause! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

You must be running now..By the time you read this it will all be over! Well done!! Look forward to hearing all about it.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid