Women's Mini Marathon June 1st
Are you ready to have fun and get fit, all for a great cause?
This year human appeal Ireland will take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, on June 1st in aid of building a vocational school in Bangladesh for poor and disenfranchised women.
Why are we doing this?
Human Appeal believe in the value of women and because it is also the EU year of development, we have chosen to support women’s entrepreneurship. Currently, 65% of women aged 15-49 are unemployed in Bangladesh, in comparison to 2% of males in the country. There is a desperate need for financial stability and better health and safety facilities for women and children who are at high risk because of living in extreme poverty.
Together we’re running to empower women who have little prospects and no supports.
Why Should You Join Our Mini Marathon Team
We want to create a vocational training centre, to equip women with the skills necessary to support themselves and confidently seek for employment, for the benefit of themselves and their families. This vocational centre will train 42 women in sewing and textile skills, leadership and business understanding, while providing free medical surgeries and health check-ups. On the group our team will also provide 4 different workshops in confidence building and employment/business ideas. The centre will also give four months of entrepreneurial training, start-up enterprise, marketing, budgeting, design & much more.
We’ll provide you with: T-Shirts and sponsorship cards, support, advice, and the opportunity to meet an enthusiastic diverse group of Marathon walkers and runners from our Human Appeal Mini Marathon Team.
What you need to do:
1. REGISTER AS A PARTICIPANT AT VHIWOMENSMINIMARATHON.IE
There is registration fee (€19 online or €18.00 postal entry) made payable directly to VHI Mini Marathon.
2. JOIN THE HUMAN APPEAL TEAM BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW
This is so that we can send you t-shirt & sponsorship cards and put you in touch with other members of the Human Appeal Mini Marathon Team if you wish.
The Closing date for entries is the 17th April OR whenever MAXIMUM number of entries is reached.
Human Appeal is also on the official list of charities on the VHI Mini Marathon website, so tell your friends, register today and feel the marathon achievement.