I’m Claire Peggy Curran and I am going to be taking part in three races as part of a running program for Wells for Zoë. I chose this charity for two reasons. The reason for running for this charity is that this summer, I will work with them on my research project for my Masters for three months (late May-August). The money I raise with these three runs will go directly to the charity.
Working closely with Wells for Zoë, I will work to understand which preschools that they support, need help and how we can help them or which villages are in need of a preschool and help to set it up.
Working closely with Wells for Zoë again, I will work to understand which villages need pumps, collect them from the factory, go out there with them to deliver the pumps as well as supporting the villages by digging a well and making sure they get training on how to maintain the pumps. One pump costs €175.
The runs I will take part in are as follows:
10.05.2014 – Malahide Castle – 4.15am – “5K Darkness into Light run”
14.05.2014 – Phoenix Park – 7pm – “8K Leg it for your liver run”
17.05.2014 – Terenure – 11am – “Terenure 5 Mile”
A bit about me:
I’m born and bred in Dublin with one older brother. I went to Our Lady’s School, Terenure and during this time I was heavily involved with youth politics through first the youth county council of my area and then as part of the Minister for Childrens’ Youth Forum. I volunteered with a Girl Guide Troop for a few years during this time. I then went onto study at Trinity College Dublin, where I got my B.A in Environmental Science. I went straight from my undergraduate degree into a Masters in Development Practice in Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin which I am loving!
I have always loved being outdoors and taking part in different sports, from mid-distance running to hurdles to tennis to swimming to hiking. It is hard to find the time with college and so this training program, especially the races are set to be a challenge for me!
I ask you if you have taken the time to read this, to donate something, anything. Every euro and cent will make a difference over in Malawi and I will keep you all up to date on how your money is being put to good use.