For those who know us, you know that we enjoy running.
This October, Ariff and I will be taking on running challenge that is going to test our endurance, determination and resilience.
Both of us will be running London Marathon 26.2 miles (42.19km) on the 2nd October and Run to the Sea Ultra Marathon 31 miles (50km) on the 15th October. That's less than 2 weeks between both.
That's a Whooping 114.4 miles between us and we want to raise £1114.40 for the orphans in Iraq.
1 in 6 children in Iraq are orphans. Millions more are displaced or living in poverty. They need our help.
Without adequate support, many orphans and displaced children are sadly forced to leave school and find work that is low paying and unreliable. Many of these children are led into a recurring cycle of poverty, passed on from one generation to the next and deprived of opportunities available to their peers
The Dar al Zahra school is working to end this cycle.
The Dar al Zahra school in Najaf, founded in 2008, serves over 1,000 vulnerable children with 85% of students being orphans.