24 April 2017

Well done to Miss Walsh, Science Teacher and Head of Canterbury House who completed the Virgin Money London Marathon yesterday. 

She completed the course in 5 hours 29 minutes and 44 seconds. She ran in aid of the Snowdrop Project, the first charity in the UK to provide long term community support to survivors of human trafficking. The Snowdrop Project are delighted by the amount that has been raised in sponorship, over £2400 so far, and thank everyone for their generosity. 

“The Snowdrop Project do amazing work and I am keen to raise awareness of their work and raise funds to support them,” said Miss Walsh. “At any one time there are thought to be as many as 13,000 people in the UK caught up in slavery. Although currently based in Sheffield the need for their services is a nationwide issue. The Project has had interest from cities across the U.K. and with extra funding the Snowdrop Project is looking to expand elsewhere in the near future.”

Miss Walsh started running five years ago and yesterday was the first time she had completed a full marathon. She is overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and support.

The Snowdrop Project is first charity in the UK to provide long term community support to survivors of human trafficking. The charity helps to reintegrate survivors in to community, reduce the risk of re-trafficking or exploitation and to empower people to make a fresh start. Each person is supported through one-to-one, person centred support and the offer of community activities. Permanent houses are also renovated and furnished to give people a home to start a new and stable life. Snowdrop Project are finalists in the charitable business awards category at the Yorkshire choice awards 2017.

If you would like to donate visit Miss Walsh's Virgin Money fundraising page

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