Helen Gowin, a lawyer at the Congleton office of SAS Daniels LLP, is putting her running shoes on for charity on Sunday, 6 April and taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon. She will be raising sponsorship for a little known charity called ‘Friends of the Orphanage of Hearts’, which supports an orphanage in Burundi, East Africa – one of the poorest countries in the world. The children at the orphanage wouldn’t survive without support and Helen is therefore hoping to raise some funds to go towards their basic living needs.
Helen started running around 10 years ago – when her sister challenged her to take part in a Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research – following the death of their father from the disease. She never imagined at that time that she would get as far as a marathon, but the atmosphere at past races has kept her going and she loves the way in which these events bring people together. Helen will also achieve a long standing personal running goal by taking part in this full marathon.
If you would like to make a donation and hear more about the charity, you can click on her fundraising page or you can text a donation by specifying the amount you want to donate followed by FOBH14 and sending the text to 70070.