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Sierra Leone Marathon 2014

Ben Fogle Launches the Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon

  • Posted at 17:13
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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.KSLM_PRlaunch _Ben _Fogle 04
 
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,
 
Tom

3 Comments:

Elaine Mason said...
Hats off to you all! What a wonderful challenge. I can not possibly enter the race but would love to support the cause. Are you planning to have a general donations page?
December 30, 2011 19:12
Admin said...

Hi Elaine, apologies for delay in replying. We are in the middle of building a general donations feature but in the meantime you can use the Street Child of Sierra Leone page on Virgin Giving. You can access it via the link on this page http://www.kilnsierraleonemarathon.com/about-scosl/.

Hope this helps.

January 10, 2012 13:01

Thank you for your kind words Elaine! We're very grateful for your offer of support to Street Child of Sierra Leone. For anyone who would like to give a general donation, you can go to the "About SCoSL" page and click the VirginGiving button. Thanks again, Megan.

January 10, 2012 17:01

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