After my epic 2hr+ first attempt in 2018, I am running again to beat my previous time and fundraising target! Help me in making a difference by donating to raise money for a cause close to my heart.

My Story

A pandemic in 2020 was the last thing on everyone's mind. Sadly for all, it has come - it has destroyed industries and strong support networks for societies already vulnerable. 

We can all do a little to help each other out and I am looking forward to return to beautiful Cambodia and Angkor Wat to support the amazing Friends International and their work across S.E. Asia and beyond. 

My first and only half-marathon to-date was in 2018, also for Friends International - where with your generous help I managed to raise $1,358 (or 90% of my target). However - I suffered an injury in training, just 5 weeks before the marathon with clear instructions from the physio of no exercise for 4 weeks. It did not deter me and I took the recommended long break before the marathon and pushed until the very end with 2hrs and 12 mins finishing time.

In 2020, I will be travelling from Indonesia to Cambodia to do the same run. I am committed to doing 21km once again (even through I said I will never do it again in my life ever)...I cannot increase the distance but I can try my best to better my time and raise more to help more! Below is some brief outline of the amazing work of Friends International and how far your kind donation can make a difference. 

Please note - all money raised goes direct to the organisation. All registration, travel, accommodation and other related costs are covered by me. With 4 months on the clock, I start training on the 20th August (after clearing compulsory 10-day quarantine in Lombok, Indonesia) with regular updates on this page.

Why #RunWithFriends?

To empower the most marginalized children & youth to take control of their futures and break out of the cycle of poverty!  

Friends-International is an award-winning NGO and social enterprise empowering marginalized children, youth and caregivers in South East Asia. Last year, we supported more than 84,000 children, youth and their families to get education, training or find meaningful employment and create better lives for themselves.

Join in on the fun this year and #RunWithFriends to help us reach our goal and continue providing support, education and employment opportunities to those who are needing it most in Southeast Asia.

Your impact

Every dollar counts and we are grateful for any support no matter the size. Here a few examples of the impact you could have...

$2 - hygiene kit for a child for a month
$10 - health care for a student for a month
$25 - one school kit (including a uniform, pens, books...) for a child to go to school
$50 - one month of vocational training for one student
$150 - one student placed into a job and provided with material (clothes, transportation, etc)
$250 - all costs to help one youth or caretaker to start their own small business
$500 - one year of sports and recreation materials for 250 students
$1,000 - five families provided with training and material to start a poultry business
$5,000 - six months of vocational training for 16 students

With 4 months on the clock, I start training on the 20th August (after clearing compulsory 10-day quarantine in Lombok, Indonesia) with regular updates on this page.

Recent Donors

  • Anton Ventslav

    To highlight my commitment, I am kick-starting the fundraiser!

    USD 100 28/07/2020

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