A York fundraiser will be running the London Marathon to change lives in Africa – despite having never run more than 5k before last summer. Corin Heney, 26 - who has been part of St. Michael le Belfrey since moving to York last summer, will take on the world-famous race to raise money for global human rights charity International Service.
International Service has supported women, children and young people, and people with disabilities to access their basic rights since 1953. For some, this is the right to an education; for others, it’s the right to earn a fair income. The charity works with local organisations to change lives in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Rwanda.
Corin, who also works for International Service, says the cause is close to her heart: “It’s the work we do that inspired me to run, and it’s what keeps me motivated.”
Training over the winter has been especially challenging, but Corin is staying optimistic: “Of course the training is challenging. But once you’ve run from the Millennium Bridge to Skelton and back in the middle of January, you’re ready for anything!”
To sponsor Corin, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CorinHeney
To find out more about International Service, visit: http://www.internationalservice.org.uk/