Monday, 13 July 2015

ACN compete in the British 10k London Run

ACN staff and friends did an excellent job this weekend as they participated in the British 10K London run despite the crowds and gloomy weather.
Aid to the Church in Need team members John Pontifex, who is ACN UK’s Head of Press and Information, Kathy Hodgson, Marie Foster and Juan Aguila completed the challenge in aid of raising money to support projects in Syria.

The team have so far raised nearly £2,700 towards their £3,000 target to help to provide emergency support for Christians and others in northern Syria.

The group from ACN were among more than 20,000 who ran past London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square, before crossing the finish line at Whitehall, just past 10 Downing Street.

The ACN team would like to extend their thanks to all that have sponsored them so far, with one team member describing the amount raised to date as “absolutely astonishing”. 

The money will go towards providing fuel, oil, gas, electricity and rental costs for displaced families in Aleppo and Hassake, two Syrian cities which have often been on the front-line of conflict between government and rebel forces.

For information about ACN’s work in Syria, visit or go to

Kathy Hodgson & John Pontifex

Juan Aguila

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