Ally and Karen's Gobi March Challenge

HKD 10,000 goal
HKD 29,800 raised
Campaign ended

Campaign Details

Flexible Funding

In July, we will be running 250km in Mongolia in the @4Deserts Gobi March. To keep us plodding along through the Gobi desert in the tough times, we will be fundraising in support of RUN, a Hong Kong-based organization who uses sports to empower refugees from areas of conflict. 

For 6 months in Hong Kong, we had the pleasure of running every week with an amazing group of refugees, whose constant smiles and laughter are an absolute inspiration. These men, women and children are just a small part of over 10,000 refugees in Hong Kong waiting for resettlement elsewhere. They have very little to live on while they wait for a better future - and to put the government handouts that they receive into perspective:

- Food coupons (appr. HK$40/day) which won't even cover one Starbucks latte

- HK$1,500 allowance towards rent, which is about half the price of some designer sneakers these days

Their situation has really made us appreciate things that we used to take for granted.  RUN (Rebuild, Unite, Nurture) organizes sports and other learning and development programs for the refugees while they exist in limbo.  That there is such minimal support from the government makes us even more motivated to help the amazing efforts of Virginie Goethals and Brenda Sawyer, who are the selfless founders behind RUN. The funds raised will go directly to RUN's programs; their main expenses are food, transportation and childcare costs to enable the enrolled refugees to attend sports activities. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

Funds raised on this page will go to:

RUN - Rehabilitating refugees through running and beyond

Rehabilitating refugees through running and beyond

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    HKD 1000      Physical

    Donations of HK$ 1,000 or above will receive a RUN buff

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