Nasc is looking for volunteers to run, walk or jog in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon on September 16 2012. Supporters will help fund our family reunification programme.
It is hard to begin a new life if your family remains in danger. Every step you take in the 4 mile Mini Marathon is a step closer to bringing a separated family to safety in Ireland, often from a conflict zone or refugee camp.
In 2011, through the work of Nasc legal clinics we were able to reunite seventy families. This includes a number of children who had been separated from their parents. It costs Nasc €500 to obtain permission to bring a refugee’s spouse or partner to safety. €1000 would help us to bring the entire family.
This work is entirely dependent on fundraising, and this year we plan to raise €5,000. It just takes 50 women to raise an average of €100 each to achieve this goal.
Why not get some friends involved too? Training and running together is achievement in itself, but hitting the road for a good cause can only serve to increase your sense of accomplishment. Download the poster and share with your friends, colleagues and family!
The race begins at 1pm at Centre Park Rd, Albert Quay and finishes at John F Kennedy Park. If you are interested in taking part in this race and reuniting families, please visit our iDonate page or email email@example.com to find out how to get involved.
The closing date for registration is September 9 2012.