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ends 31 May 2018, 11:59 PM

I'll once again be running the London Marathon on April 22th, 2018. This will be the 22nd consecutive year for me (since 1997) running London, and in Singapore this year I will raising money for the Asian Women's Welfare Association (AWWA).

This year has been a real struggle in the preparation: what seemed like an innocuous IT band injury at the end of January not only kept me out for 5 weeks of training, but also resulted in an MRI scan that showed 3 'holes' in my cartilage in my right knee (to be precise, 'full thickness cartilage ulcers'). These will require an operation as soon as possible. However, I am sure you all know me well enough by now to know that the London Marathon holds a special place in my heart, and so I am running anyway this year to keep the streak alive and raise as much money as we can, before I have the operation in the first week of May. My goal is to make it back for no. 23 next year if the operation and rehab all goes well: but for now it's just to find a way to get around the 42km!

I hope you can please find it in your heart (and your wallet) to sponsor me as I raise money for AWWA.

The new AWWA School, to be ready in 2022, is a Special Education school appointed by the Ministry of Education that will provide special education to 300 students aged 7 to 18 years old primarily with autism. AWWA will require the generosity of donors to help finance the full S$1 mn building fund.

Please help by donating anything you can to support the cause!

About The Charity

Established in 1970, AWWA is a local non-profit organisation that provides community-based programmes and services to people of all ages. From early intervention programmes to special education for children and youth with special needs and multiple disabilities, caregivers support, life-enhancing services for families to senior community home, rehabilitation and outreach programmes and services to enable ageing-in-place and active-ageing, AWWA puts people first. Through our programmes and services, we strive to empower and optimise the potential of our clients to lead dignified and independent lives.

Visit us at awwa.org.sg to find out more about services and programmes.


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