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Thank you, Jen!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Jen Symes, who ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon last month and raised an amazing £720 for Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees! The donation marks a significant step forward for WWR, helping us open a bank account and get fully registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and will be used to support refugees and asylum seekers living in Wandsworth.

Here’s what Jen had to say about her fantastic achievement:

Running a half marathon was something I wanted to push myself to do in 2022, having never run further than 10km before. My friend Bekah had just got me involved with the fundraising volunteer team for Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees and I really wanted to do something to help, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine the two! I was also pretty scared about running the half (it's a long way!) so knowing I was doing it for refugees local to me really made a difference to my training and run on the day - I knew I had to do it rather than give up! I'm so pleased I've been able to do something to help, but not sure I will run that far again ...”

Thanks, Jen!

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