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Matthew marathon 1.jpgLongstanding friend of Child of Hope Matthew Farmer chose an obscure mountain marathon in Wales, where he lives, to raise £1,200 for Child of Hope last week!

The DYFI X Trail Marathon took him 6 hours and 5 minutes – running further (27 miles) and with more vertical gain (about a mile) than he has ever run before. It’s a pretty tough course – he was one of only 7 participants from the original 55 starters that completed the full marathon.

He said: “Child of Hope is an organisation I've known for over ten years that does great work with children and their families that live in a really challenging conditions in Eastern Uganda. Their work is excellent but has been impacted by Covid both through the impact of the disease and through the impact of lockdowns and curfews on school attendance.”



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