Meet the Man Running 4 Marathons in 4 Weeks for Palestine
Hassan Nawaz is running over 100 miles in just one month to raise money for Penny Appeal!
Here at Penny Appeal, we’re lucky to have some of the most dedicated fundraisers and volunteers in the country as part of our Team Orange!
One of the people who has been making a massive impact as part of Team Orange is the incredibly ambitious and driven Hassan Nawaz.
Hassan climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Penny Appeal in 2017, then joined our Riders of Shaam where he cycled from Leicester to Paris in 2018, raising over £10,000 both times. This year, he’s taking on his biggest challenge yet by running 4 Marathons in 4 weeks with Penny Appeal to try and raise £20,000 to help Palestine.
It’s worth adding that before this year, Hassan has never run a marathon before – so of course he decided to casually start with 4 in 4 weeks!
Hassan will be kick-starting his quadruplet of Marathons with the Palestine Marathon on 22nd March, then doing the Manchester Marathon on 7th April, then tackling the Boston UK Marathon less than a week later (!) on 12th April, and finally crossing the finish line at the iconic London Marathon on 28th April!
Our Head of Challenges, Haroon Mota, says; “We're really amazed by Hassan's efforts. He's never ran a marathon before so it's extremely brave of him to attempt four full marathons in such little time. Having climbed Kilimanjaro and also cycled across Europe with him I've witnessed how hard he works and have no doubt he will strive to reach his goal. We'd like to wish Hassan the best of luck with his challenge and hope you'll be inspired by his efforts to donate towards his amazing cause to support the people of Palestine.”
Hassan is extremely determined, and he is putting himself through intense training to get himself ready for the challenge, and Team Orange are supporting him all the way!
If you’re wondering why anyone would put themselves through over 100 miles of running in a single month… we’re with you! But Hassan has a goal to raise £20,000 to help Palestinians, and he feels super passionate about making that happen.
The money Hassan raises will help provide life-saving food packs and sustainable food and incomes through planting Olive Trees for people in the West Bank, Palestine. This is what Hassan had to say about why he’s fundraising to plant Olive Trees Palestine:
“Olive trees are a very meaningful symbol in Palestine. They symbolise the Palestinian identity and the people’s attachment to their land, their resistance and resilience. They are also extremely economically significant, providing the main source of income for around 80,000 Palestinian families and contributing to approximately 14% of the Palestinian economy. However, over the last forty years, more than a million olive trees have been destroyed by the Israeli occupation.”
You can donate to support Hassan HERE to help provide vital food and Olive Trees to the West Bank, and build a brighter future for Palestine.
TUESDAY 12 MAR 2019