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Running the Budapest Marathon

Date Posted: Wednesday 11 March 2020

Alumni Alex Sharp (Pilgrims, 2018) is going to be running the Budapest Marathon in October of this year. She wrote in to the Alumni & Development Office to tell us more, and ask for your support in helping her reach her target donations:

“This year I am taking part in the Budapest Marathon alongside a group of students from the University of Nottingham to raise money for the National Autistic Society. I have always been a keen runner, and this seemed like the ideal opportunity to take up in order to support such an incredible charity. It will no doubt be a challenge of a lifetime and much more strenuous than any half marathon I have previously completed!

Autism is a very common condition of which many are not aware. There are 700,000 autistic people in the UK and for them understanding and relating to others can be extremely daunting and challenging. As well as finding the courage to take part in everyday activities be that social, work or family related.

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services and works in the community, at work, in education and in schools to improve the lives of autistic people living in the UK.

This really is such a worthwhile cause and any donations you make would be invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Please help motivate me to get out on those long training runs!”

You can sponsor Alex here