Sudanese Runner Joins Team Upbeat in the Derby 10K

On your marks, get set... GO!

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With over 5,000 runners, this Sunday's Derby 10K is expected to be the biggest ever!

One of our Sudanese friends that we have got to know through English classes and community activities is joining Team Upbeat for the race, which sets off from Pride Park at 9am. 

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You can take a look at the other members of the team below, who are all collecting sponsorship for our work.

Please consider supporting them. Every penny raised will help those seeking asylum from places like Sudan find community in Derby.

 
 Phoebe is our newest addition to the team, having only signed up last Friday! She's taking on this challenge because she "wants to support refugees in Derby":  justgiving.com/fundraising/phoebe-booth1

Phoebe is our newest addition to the team, having only signed up last Friday! She's taking on this challenge because she "wants to support refugees in Derby": justgiving.com/fundraising/phoebe-booth1

 
 Chrissy Hill, one of our fantastic volunteers, says "please consider giving to this worthy cause as Upbeat Communities seek to enrich the lives of refugees arriving in our city!":  justgiving.com/fundraising/chrissy-hill

Chrissy Hill, one of our fantastic volunteers, says "please consider giving to this worthy cause as Upbeat Communities seek to enrich the lives of refugees arriving in our city!": justgiving.com/fundraising/chrissy-hill

 
 "Displaced people need all the help they can get". That's why Robin Stiffin is going on regular jogs to prepare for Sunday:  justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-stiffin

"Displaced people need all the help they can get". That's why Robin Stiffin is going on regular jogs to prepare for Sunday: justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-stiffin

 
 Rachael Kittley believes that "refugees should be warmly welcomed". She's training hard for the race, and is hoping for a competitive time:  justgiving.com/fundraising/rachael-kittley

Rachael Kittley believes that "refugees should be warmly welcomed". She's training hard for the race, and is hoping for a competitive time: justgiving.com/fundraising/rachael-kittley

 
 Rob Hobbs is raising money for our work "because those fleeing persecution deserve community":  justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-hobbs2

Rob Hobbs is raising money for our work "because those fleeing persecution deserve community": justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-hobbs2

 
 Volunteer Emma Nugent says "Upbeat Communities are doing amazing things to ensure refugees are made to feel welcome in the city, building friendships and supporting one another but there is still so much more to be done":  justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-nugent3

Volunteer Emma Nugent says "Upbeat Communities are doing amazing things to ensure refugees are made to feel welcome in the city, building friendships and supporting one another but there is still so much more to be done": justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-nugent3

 
 Lesley So is raising money to "help refugees integrate into their new environment". She ran the race last year and is hoping to beat her time on Sunday!  justgiving.com/fundraising/lesley-so1

Lesley So is raising money to "help refugees integrate into their new environment". She ran the race last year and is hoping to beat her time on Sunday! justgiving.com/fundraising/lesley-so1

 

Thank you for your time reading this, and thank you to our amazing runners! You can cheer them on by lining the route (below), plus come and say hi to us! We'll have a stall in the race village, where we'll be talking more about our work.

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Sam – Communications Officer