On Sunday 11th July 2010, about 25,000 people will converge on Hyde Park Corner in London to begin the annual British 10k London Run. This year, World In Need is sending a contingent of participants, all of whom can raise funds for the work we do by asking people to sponsor them.
10k is 6.25 miles, a distance that the average walker could complete in about two hours. In fact, if running is not something you can do, it is possible to walk this course, as long as you can manage it in under two hours. That's what WIN supporter, Hilary Mackelden, is planning to do.
"My doctor refuses to allow me to run," she says, "but he is perfectly happy to allow me to walk this distance. So I am in training, and am determined to be fit enough to take part, and raise money for WIN's work in the developing world."
WIN projects around the world include a children's day care centre in Afghanistan, schools in Northen Kenya and in Pakistan, a boys' hostel and now a girls' hostel in India, and many individually sponsored children in 22 countries, including Azerbaijan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and the Philippines.
If you'd like to join in, either by doing the 10k yourself, or by sponsoring someone who is, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org