Running over 52 miles to support Survivors of Modern Slavery

This year, Martin Gore ran two marathons, totalling over 52 miles, in order to raise money to support Jericho’s work with Survivors of Modern Slavery.

Martin is a regular fundraiser for Jericho, having previously completed a number of charity runs. These include the Nine Edges Endurance in the Peak District, and the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham.

About the Events

Martin finishing the Salomon Trial Marathon

Martin finishing the Salomon Trial Marathon

The Salomon Trail Marathon

Back in June Martin successfully completed the Salomon Trail Marathon.

The unique marathon took place off-road in the Coed y Brenin forest in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park

Martin finished in an impressive 15th place with a time of 3 hours, 47 minutes and 5 seconds.

The Purbeck Marathon

Martin’s next challenge took place on 16th September where he tackled the Purbeck Marathon. This takes place in Swanage, Purbeck and the Jurassic Coast.

The off-road course included over 3,000 ft. of climbs, and was also closer to 27 miles than the usual marathon distance of 26.2.

Martin did it in around four hours, and came in 13th place – an excellent result!

You can visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to see how he got on.

About The Equiano Project

Martin is running to raise money for the Jericho Foundation who supports Survivors of Modern Slavery.

New figures estimate that over 136,000 individuals are currently in Modern Slavery in the UK. This is over ten times more than any previous estimates and shows the desperate need to support these victims trapped in slavery. Birmingham and the West Midlands, where Jericho is based, has the highest concentration of Survivors, outside of London.

The Equiano project provides employment opportunities for Survivors of Modern Slavery in one of Jericho’s Social Enterprises combined with a package of wrap around support.

The project supported 32 Survivors during the 2017/18 Financial Year with wide range of issues such as housing, debt, mental health and, in partnership with Hope for Justice, legal advice.

How to Support Equiano?

  • To sponsor Martin please visit his dedicated Just Giving page
  • Or you can can donate directly to Jericho here

If you are interested in raising money for Jericho, please visit our dedicated fundraising page.

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