Marta is running not just one marathon but two! And she has chosen to do it to help children in Malawi. This is what she says:
I’m a marathon runner on my journey to complete Abbott World Marathon Majors. This year I’m challenging myself to run two marathons in two continents in 6 days. On the 16th April I’ll be running Boston Marathon followed by London Marathon on April 22nd where I’m attempting to set Guinness World Record for fastest female wearing a suit. Running the Boston Marathon is a dream come true. It took me months of consistent training to qualify for this race alongside family and work commitments. As I’m fulfilling my personal dream I would love to help others to make their dreams come true and I’m honored to run for HOPE4MALAWI and contribute for a better future for Malawi Children. Alongside my two marathons my family will be running a 5km run in Boston to help raise money for Malawi children and schools.
I’m so grateful that my children receive good education, have access to amazing resources at school and a choice of a hot meal every day. Can you imagine sending your child to school on an empty stomach, school with no classroom and toilet…? This is sadly the reality for countless children in Malawi. Many of them don’t eat nutritious meals for days. HOPE4MALAWI provides school lunches each day for over 3,000 children in rural Malawi at Chipwepwete (also supported by the Trinity School), Mpemba and St James schools. As well as improving health and attendance, the mug of vitamin fortified porridge also helps the children to concentrate in class. It costs just £12 a year to provide lunch for each child every school day.
By supporting the feeding programmes, we can make a difference to children in one of the poorest countries in the world.
If you would like to support Marta and help make a difference to children in Malawi you can sponsor her here