On a cold December morning in the City... yesterday we
officially launched Street Child's Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon! More
contrasting conditions to those anticipated in Makeni on the
morning of the 9th June you could hardly find...
Adventurer and presenter Ben Fogle spearheaded the public launch,
as the Patron of our Marathon. He was joined at the press
conference by our own General Lord Dannatt and Kiln's CEO Charles
Franks, as well as myself and the rest of the Marathon team.
Lining up with Ben Fogle for the launch were schoolchildren from
St James' Senior Boys School and Sir John Laws School, both of
which have signed up to raise money for this groundbreaking
initiative by dedicating their summer 2012 sports events to Street
Child of Sierra Leone.
The challenge is now to you! Have you got it in you to get
to the starting line for the Marathon, half-marathon or 5km events
in Makeni on Saturday 9th June next year?
You can register now! We've just launched a brand new site and
we're on Facebook and Twitter too.
If you are still thinking about running for Street Child, we want
to hear from you. And if you know people who might be interested in
the event, whether running, sponsoring a runner, bringing an
employer onboard as an event sponsor, or fundraising, we want to
hear from them too. So please spread the word!
Our work is amazing, we're not shy to say it. Sierra Leone needs a
lot more of it - and we want to do it. But we need help - we
need you. Be brave, be bold. Come and join us in Sierra Leone next
June for an adventure you will never forget - and for a challenge
which so obviously stands out from the crowd you know your friends
and family will fall over themselves to back you!
Thank you, as ever,