The Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network (CYEN), a UK-registered charity, which supports the Butterfly Project in Uganda, is to hold its annual Slum Run on Sunday 27th September at 2pm in Birmingham.
The sponsored run is over 10km in Small Heath, starting at Small Heath Baptist Church. The money raised through sponsorship of the participants will be used to enable slum children, living in Kampala, Uganda, to attend school. At present, these children are so poor that they have to work in a dangerous quarry, breaking up rocks, in order to earn a few shillings to buy food.
The run in Birmingham, UK, takes place on the same day as a 10km run around the slums in Kampala. Children chosen to do the Kampala run are the ones who will benefit from the Birmingham run, which will enable them to attend school. Read more about the work here: http://chrysalisuganda.wordpress.com/about/
The Birmingham event is run in collaboration with the Boys Brigade, who took the top two winning places last year. Above: some of those who took part in 2014.
Anybody interested in doing the run in Small Heath, Birmingham, should contact Christine on 07981 550474. Those wishing to sponsor, or make a donation for the work, can do so through the following website: http://justgiving.com/slumrun2015. All monies will go to support the children in Uganda.