FOR RAVI AND 100 MIL­LION MORE

Runner's World (UK) - - LONDON CALLING - @run­ning­for­ravi uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/ run­ning­for­ravi

JAMES BAIN

‘ Le­gend has it that Lon­don’s streets are paved with gold. I’ll be run­ning those streets on April 23 to help some of the 100 mil­lion chil­dren world­wide who are liv­ing on the streets. I met some of these kids in Kenya last year and it had a pro­found ef­fect on me. I have three sons, so it was heart­break­ing to see young chil­dren sleep­ing rough, some of them sniff­ing glue to numb the pain.

The Rail­way Chil­dren is a Uk-based char­ity that fights to im­prove the lives of street chil­dren in Africa, In­dia and the UK. They sup­port an or­phan­age I vis­ited in Kenya, where I met a lit­tle boy, Ravi. He’d been found tied to a tree and had a bro­ken arm. Now he will be nur­tured and sup­ported to grow into an adult. I’m run­ning with two col­leagues, Rob and Kev, in hon­our of Ravi and to raise money for The Rail­way Chil­dren. My goal is to show my boys that you can make a dif­fer­ence to oth­ers less for­tu­nate in the world.’ See more sto­ries, or share your own # Rea­son­torun this year’s VMLM through @ Lon­don­marathon. Or you can visit the # Rea­son­torun photo booth at the VMLM Expo. To find out how the run­ners on these pages fared on the big day, visit runnersworld. co. uk/ rea­son­torun for pos­trace up­dates.

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