George hits London streets in a marathon fundraising effort for LGBT Foundation

Published: 25 January 2017 Tags: fundraising, equal rights, lgbt By John Walding

George Ward a supporter from Nottingham is set to don her trainers and hit the streets to run the 2017 London Marathon to raise funds for LGBT Foundation.

A self-confessed novice athlete and fundraiser, George’s upcoming marriage this year to her partner Kasia prompted her to think it was high time she did something to raise money for an LGBT charity.

George said: “I met my partner, Kasia, last year in Nottingham and we're getting married in 2017. It made me think that without the work of charities like the LGBT foundation fighting for equal marriage rights, this wouldn’t have been something we’d have been able to do.

“My partner is Polish and while the situation in the UK has changed significantly, the struggle for equal rights and recognition is still very real in many countries. She has told me stories of marching in Pride parades back in Poland with police on either side to protect you from rocks being hurled at you and people threatening to kill you. Listening to stories like this makes you realise the stronger position we are in in the UK compared to other countries. It also reminds you about the crucial role charities and organisations like LGBT Foundation play in campaigning for equal rights and also how much there is still to be done. This is the reason I wanted to run for the LGBT Foundation.”

We’re delighted that George has chosen to run for LGBT Foundation and we would encourage as many people as possible to support her. George has set an initial target to raise £2,000 for the charity, with donations being taken over on her JustGiving page. For more information and to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/george-ward27

Or if you are in the Nottingham area on February 18 George is hosting a fundraiser at Spanky Van Dykes further information here.

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