20140320_4377Twin sisters Sarah Hope and Victoria Bacon, who founded ELoH in 2011, will be running the 34th London Marathon on 13th April 2014 to raise money for a new project in Liberia.

Sarah and Victoria are currently training hard to raise funds for ELoH’s latest project: Together with our partner organisation Street Child, with whom ELoH is running its hugely successful Sierra Leone project supporting 100 child amputees, we will launch a similar project in Liberia’s capital Monrovia in the coming months. This ground-breaking project will change the lives of 40 child amputees who currently receive little to no medical support and are often forced to fend for themselves on the streets of Monrovia. Our project will be modelled on Sierra Leone where our holistic approach includes providing prosthetics, wider medical care and access to education to help lift children out of poverty and enable them to live a full and happy life, able to run, walk, play and go to school.

To make this fundraising challenge both more special and more fun, Sarah and Victoria have decided to run the whole course while holding hands!

The London Marathon was the world’s largest marathon in the world in 2012 when 36,748 runners finished the race and its 42.195 kilometre route around the River Thames comes to a spectacular finish on The Mall alongside St. James’s Park. Moreover, aside from being a major sporting event, the London Marathon also  holds the Guinness world record as the largest annual fund raising event in the world, with the 2009 participants raising over £47.2 million for charity!

If you would like to support Sarah and Victoria and help us raise funds for a project that will change child amputees’ lives in the most meaningful way, donate on their fundraising page!

Join us and be part of the largest fund raising event in the world!


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