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Flora Women's Mini-Marathon

SVP would love all of our female supporters to join us in taking part in the 2012 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon.

What better way to get in shape for the summer than to run the Women’s Mini Marathon with your friends, sisters, aunts, mother or even your grandmother.

It's great fun and if you do it for St Vincent de Paul you know you are also going to make real difference.

Be In With A Chance In With A Chance To Win An Exclusive VIP Break With The Wineport Lodge Hotel.

The Flora Women's MIni-marathon runner who raises the most funds online for SVP will win an exclusive VIP break at the luxurious Wineport Lodge Hotel in Athlone. To enter simply create your online fundraising page.

We need your help to give women and children in Ireland a new start.

This year’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Monday the 4th of June 2012 and you can run, jog, walk or crawl the 10km distance. Please see www.womensminimarathon.ie or see the Evening Herald for details. All Participants must enter on an official entry form.

Once you have registered please contact MIchael on 01-8299027 or email fundraising@svp.ie. SVP will support you by sending out a fundraising pack, keeping you informed of group runs and by giving you all the encouragement and support we can.

You can also set up your own unique sponsorship page on the SVP website where you can direct people to donate, as well as upload your own photos and information.

This year we want to put women and children first so we are asking the ladies who fundraise on our behalf to let people know that the money they raise will be for one key area

Supporting Homeless & Vulnerable Women & Children

SVP helps thousands of women all over the country every day. We visit women and their families every day supporting them with adult education, educational support for their children, helping with food, light, heat and all the other things a family needs.

We also provide services directly to women such as

In Dublin we assist women and families through our Home Visits, Community Development Projects and Resource Centres. We provide help for mothers and children through our Preschools and Crèches, After School Projects, Education Grants, Youth Clubs and Holiday Centres.

Our regional offices support similar schemes along with resources like Bethany House in Longford and Mayo Women's Support Services which provide services for women and children experiencing domestic violence. These services meet frightened women and children who are powerless and alone because of domestic violence. They have nowhere to turn but with your help we can provide the support, accomodation, education and information they need to change their lives.

Best of luck with your training and thank you for thinking of us.