Catrin Runs the London Marathon!

Fundraising for Female Education in Zimbabwe

Catrin Runs the London Marathon!
£415.97 donated
+£76.49 Gift Aid = £492.46
42% of £1,000.00 goal
to go.

Catrin’s story

Hello! I’m Catrin and I’m running the 2022 TCS London Marathon to raise funds for The Friends of St James Mission and School, Zimbabwe (UK Charity number 1017217).

FSJMS work to provide education bursaries for pupils in Zimbabwe, giving secondary school girls vital access to a broad and varied education. As all secondary school education in Zimbabwe is fee-paying, inevitably, the costs are usually beyond the financial reach of most people in rural areas. FSJMS aims to provide stability via their bursaries to students who board at the school due to its rural and isolated location.

Donations via FSJMS also go towards the essential supply of a free, nutritious, cooked mid-day meal to all 220 pupils at the local primary school. With many students walking up to eight miles per day to attend, this subsidised meal is vital, and for some this is their main meal of the day. During the 20 years since FSJMS has been providing this meal the health of young local children (as monitored by the clinic at the Mission) has improved exponentially!

All fundraising for the run is taking place via Children First International (UK Charity No: 1057811), who have kindly donated my place at this year’s London marathon. All contributions made through wonderful.org (and offline, in-person donations too!) will be received by CFI, who will collect Gift Aid on behalf of Friends of St James and pass every penny of your generous donations to their brilliant cause.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! I’m looking forward to doing you all proud on October 2nd!


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Chosen charity


Children First International

We are a small, independent charity based in Newbury, Berkshire that works to support children who are in need of help and support. We also provide support to their families and communities in whatever way we can, whether that is financial support or other forms of assistance. We have an ethos of sharing and caring: if everyone cared enough and everyone shared enough, everyone would have enough, We have cared and shared for over 25 years and helped children in various parts of the UK and across the African continent. Children need our help through no fault of their own: please help us to help them. Thank you.

Children First International is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1057811​.

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Official event

London Marathon 2022

Welcome back to the world's biggest-ever marathon. We hope you're looking forward to being part of the world's biggest-ever marathon on Sunday 2 October 2022!

The first nationwide London Marathon since 2019, this occasion could prove to be the most spectacular yet.

There have been a number of changes made to this year's event to ensure the safety of all participants. Please be sure to follow any guidance provided both prior to, and during the event.

The Marathon route has remained largely unchanged, and will again encompass many of London's famous landmarks.

889 days since the last event, this will undoubtedly be a great opportunity to fundraise for your chosen charity.

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London Marathon 2022
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