Sarah Toledo via Crowdrise
September 04, 2011
BENEFITING: WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
EVENT DATE: Mar 11, 2012
The story is pretty simple....'Women are always beautiful' ~Ville Valo
I could go on and on about the amazing work that Women for Women does but I thought that I would let them to explain what they do in their own words:
"Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story—some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
When we enrol women in our one-year programme, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. Women become confident, independent and productive, embracing their importance in rebuilding their families, their communities and ultimately their nations." - www.womenforwomen.org.uk
The thing is that women are wonderful (so are men....but right here and now we’re talking women) and every day we all have problems, real problems and big problems but many of us are lucky to have a home that is safe and warm, food on the table and clean clothes..and have been privileged to receive good education, and for many of us our daily battles don’t involve war, violence, discrimination, bloodshed and loss; For this we should be grateful, many of the women who are helped by Women for Women have come from nothing, from destroyed homes and devastated nations and are trying to rebuild their families and live and that is something that should be supported, commended and celebrated, these women are brave and strong and beautiful.
So on 11th March 2012, I will be running in the Bath Half Marathon….I have never run a half marathon before and to be honest running terrifies me but I’m determined because In the grand scheme of things I’m lucky and people survive much worse everyday…and also I’ve been told by the lovely people at Crowd Rise that ‘If you don’t give back no one will like you,’ so here’s me giving back!
I’m aiming for £500, ALL and ANY contributions will be huge help towards my target and massively appreciate so here is my MASSIVE SUPER GREAT BIG ADVANCE THANK YOU.
If any one wants to join me in bath or join in sanywhere else in the world just let me know would be brilliant fun....CANT WAIT!
Lots of love.
PS. I'm aiming for £500 not dollars....all donations are written in dollars too...but should be pounds!!