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Miles for Refugees

Miles for Refugees

Date: Fri 1st September 2017 - Sat 30th September 2017

Venue: You choose - virtual campaign

The British Red Cross are looking for people to pull on their trainers, strap on their Fitbit, and make their miles count this September.

Miles for Refugees is a unique challenge. Participants chose a distance from 22 to 2,700 miles and then, throughout September, walk, swim, cycle or run to reach their target.

Red Cross events team manager, Kerry Thomas, says:

"Miles for Refugees is an event for everyone. Whether you are a marathon runner, a long-distance cyclist, someone who walks the dog each morning, or are trying to motivate yourself to go swimming more regularly, you can sign up and challenge yourself."

Entry to the event costs £10 with a sponsorship target of £100.

All money raised from Miles for Refugees will support the Red Cross' Family Reunion work. Each year, thousands of refugees are denied their right to a family life because of the complex nature of refugee family reunion. Trained Red Cross caseworkers guide refugees through the process; and can help with travel logistics and costs, ensuring that families are reunited quickly and safely.

Alex Fraser, UK Director of Red Cross refugee services said:

"At its heart, family reunion is about keeping loved ones together. But it is also a safe and legal route to protection that refugees can pursue in order to bring loved ones to the UK. Last year we reunited 2,000 people with their families. Taking part in Miles for Refugees could help us to reunite many more."

If you have a Fitbit you can connect to Miles for Refugess and Workplace Challenge to automatically track your activity on both! If you don't have a Fitbit, please remember to keep track of all the activity you do for Miles for Refugees on the Workplace Challenge too.

For more information and to register visit www.redcross.org.uk/miles

Tags: Red Cross, Challenge, Charity, Walk, Cycle, Run, Swim

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