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

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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