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Fulwood teacher runs London Marathon for the Snowdrop Project

Posted on - 21st April, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, News, Schools

Teacher Louise Walsh to run London Marathon. Photo credit: Richard McGee

A teacher from Archbishop Temple School, in Fulwood, is running the London Marathon in order to fundraise for the Snowdrop Project.

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Louise Walsh will be running her first ever full marathon for the Snowdrop Project, which is the first charity in the UK to offer support to survivors of human trafficking.

The London Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 23 April.

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Louise, who is a science teacher, started her running journey in 2012 when she took part in the Preston Guild series of running events, and has completed a half marathon.

She has gradually built up her confidence and speed, mand since then has knocked off 40 minutes from the half marathon time.

The Snowdrop Project aims to provide long term support to survivors of human trafficking, helping to reintegrate survivors into the community, reduce the risk of re-trafficking or explotiation and to empower people to make a fresh start.

The charity offers one-to-one support, opportunities for community activities and renovation of permanent house to help people start a new and stable life.

Louise Walsh said:“The Snowdrop Project do amazing work and I am keen to raise awareness of their work and raise funds to support them

“At any one time there are thought to be as many as 13,000 people in the UK caught up in slavery.

“Although currently based in Sheffield the need for their services is a nationwide issue.

“The Project has had interest from cities across the U.K. and with extra funding the Snowdrop Project is looking to expand elsewhere in the near future.”

So far Miss Walsh has raised a phenomenal £1,800 in sponsorship, and hopes to raise even more money.

You can donate to Miss Walsh’s Virgin Money Fundraising page and discover more about the Snowdrop Project on the website.

Does your child attend Archbishop Temple School? What do you think about the fundraiser? Let us know in the comments below

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