Charity thanks fundraising runner
Caroline has raised more than £15,000 for War Child, putting her in the top ten for cause helping in conflict
Caroline Evans, 26, has raised more than £15,000 doing a series of runs over the past two years – all of which will go towards War Child’s efforts to support children affected by conflict.
As well as taking part in six marathons, including three in London and one apiece in New York, Tokyo and Stockholm, the onetime Chiltern Harriers runner helped organise a series of ‘golf days’ at Chartridge Park Golf Club.
The events consisted of games of ‘Texas scramble’ – where each shot is played from the point of the best preceding shot – in addition to competitions for the longest drive, longest putt and a three course meal to finish the day.
War Child is the only specialist charity devoted to children affected by conflict.
In 2015 the organisation supported more than 125,000 boys and girls around the world, including in Uganda, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Jordan and Iraq.
It provides education, counselling, child friendly spaces and other services to children whose lives have been destroyed by war.
Talking of her motivation to fundraise, Caroline, who went to Chesham Grammar School, said: “I wanted to do something for a children’s charity and I had read about War Child in the newspaper. I liked the way they specialise in educating children in countries affected by war.
“When you do a marathon you are running for an awfully long time, so it’s an added motivator to know you are doing it for a good cause.”
Caroline, who grew up in Chartridge Lane, is planning to take part in the Amsterdam marathon in October.
She also plans to organise another golf day at Chartridge Park Golf Club next year.
Head of individual giving at War Child UK Katie Johnson said: “On behalf of everyone at War Child, I’m so pleased to congratulate Caroline on her amazing achievement. We absolutely rely on the dedication, motivation and generosity of people like Caroline and everyone who sponsored her. To raise so much is absolutely brilliant and will make a huge difference to the world’s most vulnerable children who we work with. Thank you!”
For more ways to support War Child visit www. warc hi l d . o r g . u k / g e t - involved/fundraise.