The theme of the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 10K urban obstacle race is “Wet and Mucky” and takes place in several cities in the UK, and our volunteer Hania is taking part to raise funds for us!! Please show your support by donating via her just giving page.
We would like to thank Hania for taking on this muddy challenge and choosing to support the NNRF’s Ant-Destitution Project.
Message from Hania: “I’m taking part in the Nottingham run and I’m aiming at successfully overcoming 16 obstacles, including an assault course, a crawl through the trenches, a wade through the everglades and a refreshing swim in the river Trent, all on a cold, rainy and probably windy Saturday, the 11th October 2014. I’m a complete newbie to such sporting events, but I like challenging myself so I thought I’ll give it a go. The race will be located at Victoria Embankment and I will run in the 10.45am wave.
I decided to fundraise for the NNRF, because I would like to support the organisation that I’m volunteering for. I think that the NNRF is doing great job in Nottingham providing much needed services for the refugees and asylum seekers in times of public funding cuts and anti-immigration push. The Anti-Destitution Project, which offers food and cash to around 100 destitute people a month funded entirely from voluntary donations and fundraising activities. The project strives to address their multiple needs through legal advice, small cash grants, weekly food parcels, hot meals and social activities. Asylum seekers become homeless within 3 weeks of their claim being refused and are not eligible to work or access any public funds. In effect, they end up in limbo having to submit a fresh claim or wait for the authorities to return them to their country of origin. In some cases this is not possible, as the country may be deemed unsafe for them. What is more, removals can take months if not years. As a result, many find themselves either ‘sofa surfing’ or end up destitute on the streets.
The project is one of the most important services at the NNRF, hence, I decided to raise funds for it.”