Running to make a difference

Sonia Alexiou, Solicitor at Amelans Solictors based in Didsbury, Manchester is determined to make a difference where her chosen charity is concerned. Sonia recently ran in the Bupa Great Manchester 10k run in order to help raise money for the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission in Barrackpore. She also ran in the Wilmslow half marathon earlier in the year and is intending to repeat this again next March. domain All the money she raises from these events will go to the Mission.

The Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission in India cares for disadvantaged and orphaned children and those affected by leprosy. The mission provides homes for these children and arranges for their education, food, clothing, healthcare and vocational training in order to help them to become established as responsible members of the society. Just a small amount of money donated can provide these children with everyday items or even treats that we would just take for granted.

Having entered the ballot for next year’s London Marathon to be held on April 13th , Sonia has recently heard that she has been offered a place to run in this prestigious event. The monies she raises from this will go to CLIC Sargent which is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

Sonia only started her passion for running 3 years ago and despite having suffered injuries along the way she is determined to carry on and through her fund raising help to make a lasting difference to the everyday lives of all these affected children and their families.