Ukraine charity run: Help me help refugees!

Five days to go until I’ll be taking on La Valette Marathon in Malta to support the people of Ukraine who have had to literally run for their lives to escape the conflict.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky has said the war has now entered a “new phase” amid attacks by Russian forces along a broad front in the east of the country, as part of a full-scale ground offensive.

Due to this ongoing, horrific war, over 10 million people have had to flee, dodging bombs, shelling and tanks along the way.

By running La Valette marathon, it’s a symbolic way for me to raise funds to help these people rebuild their lives. And to make as much money as I can, I will personally match all donations made.

We’ve had business operations in Ukraine for several years, so have had direct contact with families in Ukraine whose lives have been torn apart by this war. Wherever we can, we’ll work directly with them, alongside non-governmental organisations.

So, we’re asking you to help us make an immensely positive impact on the lives of innocent children and families.

With the funds raised, we can help families who have run for their lives – a far cry from the safe, supportive environment of the marathon I’ll be running in Malta – build a better future for themselves and their families.

It’s not about being an elite athlete and clocking up the fastest time. It’s about doing what we can. It’s about community.

It was my choice to do this run, but the people we’re supporting had no choice but to run from this war. Let’s help them rebuild their lives and look forward to a brighter future.

Donations can be made here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deveresupportsukraine

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