The Bupa Great Manchester Run run is a great event, 40,000 runners are expected this year. The 10K route will take you by Manchester landmarks and there will be crowds of people cheering you on. The Boaz Trust has been given 16 charity places in this year’s race. It’s a great opportunity for you to get fit or beat your personal best, while raising funds for Boaz.
We’ll provide you with a Boaz t-shirt, a sponsorship pack and certificate once you’ve completed the race! We’d need you to train, find sponsorship and turn up on 26 May. You’ll be in good company – our Chief Executive Mark Cloherty will be running this year.
To ask for a place or to find out more contact Emily Roberts on 0161 202 1056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re already signed up to the ‘Women’s Asylum Charter‘, a campaign launched by Asylum Aid last year, but this week we are joining with Asylum Aid and Refugee Council to invite you to contact your local MP about the campaign too!
The premise of the Charter is simple- that asylum-seeking women must be protected from violence in the UK.
Around 7,000 women seek asylum in the UK each year. They are seeking protection from persecution, often fleeing violence and abuse. Yet the government’s strategy for helping victims of violence says nearly nothing about them.
Women seeking asylum have been missed out, and we at Boaz, along with thousands across the country, believe that now is the time to put this right.
The coalition government launched its Violence Against Women and Girls strategy in November 2010, and will report on its progress this November. The Charter asks that the strategy guarantees women:
• access to a fair and gender-sensitive asylum system which results in decisions that are right first time
• Border Agency officials who demonstrate an understanding of gender-based persecution
• equivalent levels of sensitivity and expertise already expected of the police and Crown Prosecution Service when dealing with women affected by sexual violence
• a political commitment that assures them the same rights as other women
Please join us in putting pressure on the Government to ensure that women seeking asylum have the same rights as everyone else. You can write to your MP by following this link, or downloading the info below. Please help today!
MP letter template
You might remember our shortfall appeal earlier this summer. Well, as August draws to a close it is with great delight that we can let you know we raised £22,500 in total and all of that will be going towards meeting the core costs that make Boaz tick, and keep people off the streets of Manchester!
So a huge thanks to everyone who gave, from the £5 donations to the £5000 one-off gifts, everything makes a difference!
To those who gave- or if you didn’t get round to it this time- could you consider becoming a Friend of Boaz and giving regularly to support our work? This is the best and most sustainable way we can avoid shortfalls in the future! Find out more here.
Thanks once again!