Beeston resident Tom Aplin is taking part in a charity run in September to raise money for local charity, Operation Orphan.
Operation Orphan’s aim is to improve the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children worldwide, and to provide key elements such as education, health care, spiritual relief and sustainable development to areas that need it most.
Tom told the Beeston Local News: “I will be fundraising for the Hope Alive Tour in support of Operation Orphan.
“The Hope Alive Tour will consist of various elements and includes seven runners completing a three-day relay from Hull to Cambridge via Liverpool. Each city is significant to Wilberforce and slavery in the 1800s.
“There will be travel to Moldvoa and I will also complete a marathon, along with engaging in three days of social action in that country, directly helping the children supported by the charity.
“The tour is a great way to promote the integral strategy of the charity through creating a greater awareness of the current crisis affecting the area, as well as directly funding the resources necessary to combat the issues that are faced there.
“I’m hoping to raise £1,500 to support the cause and encourage an awareness of the charity and its aims to the general public.
“I’m using this as an opportunity to complete a personal milestone of performing my first marathon for a charitable cause.”
To make a donation visit Tom’s online fundraising page www.operationorphan.charitycheckout.co.uk/pf/tom-aplin
To find out more about Operation Orphan, you can visit their website www.operation-orphan.org.