This Saturday, 3rd June 2017, hundreds of excited volunteers and supporters will be taking part in the Fields of Life annual Stormont Fun Run to raise vital funds to provide clean water for refugees in Northern Uganda.
All funds raised from the event will go towards Fields of Life’s ongoing efforts to bring hope to those most affected by the tragic situation in South Sudan and Northern Uganda. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, reports that over 1.8 million people have fled South Sudan to bordering countries. Just under 900,000 refugees have fled South Sudan into Uganda and over 270,000 are in Bidibidi camp alone, the largest refugee camp in the world today. They are leaving behind deserted towns and villages, as conflict and famine continue to plague the world’s newest country. Thousands of refugees cross the border daily into Uganda.
Fields of Life founder, Trevor Stevenson said, “The situation in the camps is desperate and we are doing everything we can to alleviate people’s suffering and sense of hopelessness. Lives are at risk and some camps are literally overflowing from the huge influx of people who have walked for days, with only what they can carry, to reach the safety of Uganda. Please pray and help us bring hope for a better future to these beleaguered people.”
Final preparations are coming together and we are really excited to see you all there on Saturday (if you haven’t registered yet, you can still sign up at http://athleticsni.org/).
We have a fantastic event lined up for you, thanks to our Headline Sponsor Johnston Campbell and all of our other very generous sponsors!
You can look forward to some refreshments provided by Tayto and Avonmore Milk, some exciting prizes from Safety Solutions and Workwear and of course we can’t forget the prestigious medal that all participants will receive!
We will have a photographer there to capture all of the excitement on the day and we are also really pleased to let you know that chip timing is being carried out at the event by ChampionChip Ireland.
Thank you to all who have already supported our Stormont Fun Run 2017 through company sponsorship or by already registering. Please join us for what will be a great day for all the family while also bringing much needed help to these desperate people.
Now grab your friends and family, get those running shoes on and we’ll see you on Saturday 3rd June, at 9am in Stormont Estate!