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Join Tourism Concern and run the London 10k!!
Posted: Mar 19, 2013
This amazing run now in its 13th year will take you through the heart of London and has become a firm favourite for many runners. The run will start in Piccadilly Circus and finish at Whitehall, landmarks such as the St James palace, Nelson column and St Pauls Cathedral amongst many others can be seen along the way. Click here for a more detailed map.
There will be over 25,000 runners attending the event and Tourism Concern has been lucky enough to secure 6 places, 2 members of staff will be running Mark Watson – The Executive Director and Matthew Butler – Project Support Officer, we have 4 spaces left for any Tourism Concern supporter that would like to join our team. As spaces are limited it will be giving on a first come first serve bases. Any runners that do wish to join Tourism Concern team are asked to fundraise with a target of £200 pounds in mind.
Where does the money go!
As the UK leading charity tackling the ethical issues within the tourism industry, you would be supporting a unique cause and helping local communities all over the globe. The money raised from the event will go towards our GIVS (Gap year and International Volunteering standards) campaign, which focus is to help raise awareness about the importance of understanding the true impact of volunteerism.
Tourism Concern has spent many years working on international volunteering, including conducting research, collaborating with a volunteering organisation and engaging with the governments ICS consultation. The money raised from this run will go to helps towards the creation and distribution of a leaflet aimed at potential volunteers, including questions volunteers should ask themselves as well as the organisation they travel with. It will also provide key guidance about ethical volunteering including on how to prepare, appropriate behaviour, what to expect etc.
Money raises will also go towards a campaign to encourage volunteer organisations to sign up to the GIVS code of conduct ensuring that there practices are as ethical as possible.
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