The 2013 Giraffe Project 20k Team is Complete

20k Runners

81 runners have signed up for this year's event. In the team we have husbands and wives running together, brothers and sisters, fathers and sons as well as 15 year old identical twins.

Giraffe co-founder Richard Baines and his teenage son Tim are already pounding the pavements in training for the May 26th event.

It's the second year they've run. Richard says "What the 20k runners have done in the past is incredible. I spent many years standing on the sidelines cheering people on and now it's good to be shoulder to shoulder with the people who are trying to raise money for Giraffe".

Last year the team raised 30,000 euros - vital money to keep the Giraffe Project secondary school running. Now the newly named Giraffe Education Centre is ready to move into the next phase. The hope is that enough money can be raised from this year's 20k to help pay for more classrooms, a science lab, a canteen and a vocational training centre.

20k RunnersRichard says "We're now at the point of building something with lasting meaning. A school which caters for the social and educational needs of the children and gives them a path out of their lives in the slum. A big thank you to all the runners!"

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