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The Boat Refugee Foundation works to provide medical care, psychological support and education to the people of the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos. They do excellent work in a resource poor setting and work hard to overcome all the challenges posed by the environment. They have a committed team of volunteers which I have been lucky enough to be part of on two occasions now. 

BRF rely on donations. Providing care and support is expensive. That is why I am fundraising for them this year. 

Challenges

Glentress Trail Half Marathon - 23/2/19 - COMPLETED

First challenge of the year is a trail half marathon across the mountain bike terrain of Glentress in the Scottish Borders. 21 kilometres distance with 770 metres (2500ft) of ascent included for fun. 2hrs 24minutes - finishing in the top half!

Edinburgh Marathon - 26/5/19 

Anyone who remembers my propping career will know I'm not a fan of running. So 26 miles will be a doddle. The aim will be 4 hours, reality may take a lot longer. 

Edinburgh 7 Hills Race - June 2019 

Edinburgh, like Rome, was built on 7 hills (people just don't go on about it as much). This is a self-navigation challenge requiring you to summit, Carlton --> Castle --> Corstorphine --> Craiglockhart --> Braids --> Blackford --> Arthur's Seat --> Carlton. Roughly 14-15 miles with 670 metres of ascent. 

If you feel inclined to donate, I will hugely appreciate it, BRF will be very grateful. Ultimately the people of Moria will benefit.