I am running a marathon!
I am doing the Run England Virtual Marathon 2021. This requires me to run 26.2 miles on a course of my choosing any time before the end of 2021.
I will be running my marathon around Hook on Saturday the 13th of November!
I would be really grateful if you would sponsor me.
I am raising money for FiveXMore - a charity that does wonderful work tackling racial disparities in maternal mortality.
You might not know, but here in the UK, if you are Black you are 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy than if you are white. (The FiveXMore campaign gets it name from the fact that historically this figure was 5 times more.) My work in the Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood tries to make things better for mothers and those who are pregnant. But in this instance, I think the most effective thing I can do is to try to raise money - and awareness of - this charity.
FiveXMore support, empower and advocate for Black women and birthing people; lobby to the government and those in power and train health professionals. You can find more about their work here.
Here is how to sponsor me:
1. Follow this link to donate to FiveXMore.
2. Comment below to tell me how much you have donated. I will then add your donation to my total raised.
Total raised so far: £380.00