Women for Peace Lead to raise funds by running 100 miles

October 14, 2016 | Jonathan Levy

The Foundation’s newest employee, Louisa Rodriguez, has taken up an immediate challenge to run 100 miles for peace to raise vital funds for the charity.

Louisa has joined the Foundation as the Lead Project Facilitator for Women For Peace, which focuses on  training and supporting marginalised women to lead the way in preventing and resolving conflict.

She’ll be running 100 miles in the White Rose Ultra Marathon on Saturday 5th November. This event will be held in the Colne Valley countryside in Yorkshire.

Commenting on her new role and decision to run 100 miles, Louisa said: “I am very excited to join the Foundation. I have followed the work of the charity for a number of years and I am passionate about the work it does.

“Running is a love of mine and I have been running ultra-marathons for a couple of years, but the White Rose 100 Miler will be my biggest challenge yet. I am very nervous but excited to run for this amazing cause, bringing together two things I am passionate about; running and the Foundation for Peace!”

Foundation Fundraiser, Jonathan Levy, said: “I am delighted that Louisa has chosen to support our work by taking part in this ambitious challenge, and so soon after joining the Foundation.

“As a Foundation, we are always keen for people to raise funds for us and challenge events can be a great way to do so. There are so many types of fundraising challenges and the White Rose Ultra Marathon certainly looks like a good one. I’m sure that Louisa will achieve her goal and I wish her the best of luck.”

Louisa is hoping to raise £500 and is looking for sponsors to support her. To make a donation, please visit https://foundation4peace.everydayhero.com/uk/louisa or email jonathan.levy@foundation4peace.org.