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Help Champion Children at Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon 2018
Mar 9, 2018

The biggest event of its kind in the world, the Mini Marathon is a great opportunity to have fun, stay fit, and do something wonderful for children in need by supporting our Dream Bike campaign for girls


Dublin, March 7th, 2018: Brian Mac Neill 

This June 3rd the streets of Dublin will reverberate to the sound of thousands upon thousands of women running their hearts out for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.  The 10k race has been going since 1983 when 9,000 women took part and has since grown to become the largest women’s event of its kind on the world.  Last year drew some 33,000 participants, many of them running to support their charity of choice.  it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for charities, bringing the estimated total raised, since the race started, to more than €210m, benefiting many fantastic causes.


This year we asking you to run for ChildFund and support our Dream Bike  campaign for girls in the developing world


The aim of the campaign is simple – to provide bikes for particularly vulnerable girls living long distances from school and struggling to maintain an education.  Without bikes these girls have to trek many miles on foot to attend school.  These long journeys mean that for lengthy periods of the day, these girls are away from the sanctuary of home and the safety of school, leaving them vulnerable to predators of both the human and animal variety.   The sheer physical exhaustion of walking many miles in baking heat each day, coupled with other necessary chores, for example fetching water from wells (another exhausting and ardours daily task often delegated to children), leaves these girls facing an uphill task to obtain a basic education.  This is a tragedy but we can do something about it, with your help!

We want YOU to get your running shoes on and hit the road in solidarity with girls in the development world.  Your support can make an enormous difference to girls in need.  It takes just €100 to buy a bike and change a life

official registration for the event has now opened at https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/ and closes May 18th.   To find out how you can run for ChildFund contact us on 01 6762128 or email info@childfund.ie  Written enquires can be sent c/o ChildFund Ireland, 22 Windsor place, Dublin 2.  Thank you!



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