raised of $300 target from 14 people

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Dear friends, on 1 October 2023 I (Giulia Piccolino) will participate in the Leicester Half Marathon. This will be my first official Half Marathon. I wanted to run a Half Marathon for many years, but each time something got in the way. This time I have put a lot of training and dedication and I am confident that I can run the entire distance (21.1 Km or 13.1 miles). I would like to dedicate my first Half Marathon to the asylum seekers and refugees who live in a precarious condition in the UK due to the Home Office xenophobic policies. For this reason, I have chosen to fundraise for Leicester City of Sanctuary, which is an official partner of the Leicester Half Marathon and a charity whose mission is to support asylum seekers and refugees in and around Leicester (https://leicester.cityofsanctuary.org/). Please notice that I have already paid my race fees - every penny that you donate will go to charity. If you want, you can follow my training on https://www.strava.com/. UPDATE: I just wanted to let all those who supported me in my Half Marathon challenge know that I successfully completed the Leicester Half Marathon yesterday with a time of 2 hours, 13 min and 48 seconds (102/200 place among women over 40 year old and 1360/2044 total runners). It might not look impressive in comparison to the outstanding performance of local champion Mo Hussein, who won the race unchallenged with a time of 01:06:58, but I was very happy of my result as a first timer. Most importantly, we managed to meet the target of raising 300£ for Leicester City of Sanctuary. Many thanks everyone for contributing to this great success!


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Leicester City of Sanctuary is a charity dedicated to welcoming Asylum Seekers to our city, working to provide for their basic and social...