Runner Stories No1



Naila Malik

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Charity running for: 

Penny Appeal 

Why that charity:

I love running with Penny Appeal because of how much guidance and support they offer, not just with fundraising ideas but also training for races and challenges. They really do make me feel like I’m part of #TeamOrange, which motivates me to push myself further each time. It’s also amazing that they give me the freedom to choose my own fund-raising challenges for whichever cause I’m most passionate about. With projects in over 30 countries worldwide, they never stop trying to support everyone they can, and neither will I. 

I believe providing safe and clean water is one of the biggest charitable acts you could ever do for someone so I’ve chosen to support Penny Appeal’s Thirst Relief project. In memory of my late mother, I’m running 10 races in 10 months to raise £5000 to build a deep water well in Gambia. 

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