Inspired To Run
by TU-VI NGUYEN
Our Campaign Storyends 24 Sep 2017, 11:59 PM
We are three professional women who aren't professional runners, but we thought we'd give the Berlin marathon a go. Through it, we hope to raise funds for an organisation called Beautiful People. They're a bunch of ordinary individuals, doing what we believe is extraordinary - mentoring, supporting, inspiring and creating relationships that last for life with children, youth and young adults - standing with the disadvantaged in society. They're givers through and through and we believe what they do, in and through the communities they work with, deserves recognition and support. We hope you'll support them too.
For some of us, this is simply a challenge we've set ourselves. For others, it's a bit of a dream to be able to complete a full marathon. Dreams matter, and we hope our goal inspires the mentees as much as their journey inspires us.
Mentoring. It is the simple idea that dreams come true because of someone who believes in the one who dreams.
This one simple idea has seen us walk into residential rehabilitation homes, schools, living rooms and behind prison bars, to touch the lives of those who have become our family.
Beautiful People, started in 2006, is a volunteer movement dedicated to building mentoring relationships that support young women and men, exploring the idea of freedom within and without, and helping them realise their dreams.
We are a relationship, not a programme. We refuse to be constrained by the boundaries of fixed programme durations. We celebrate the ordinary everyday heroes who are the mentors and mentees, growing together in an extraordinary journey of challenging their own limits.
Our philosophy of support translates into a powerful experience for growth and self-discovery through a combination of life-skills training, mentoring, and coaching.