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Sebastian’s London marathon for Uganda

Sebastian's marathon training selfie

Sebastian’s marathon training selfie – it was a bitingly cold morning!

Sebastian Owen, Vita’s Commercial Development Manager, is enduring all sorts of British winter weather in his training for the 2015 London Marathon in April.

He would welcome support — moral and otherwise — from beekeepers in his bid to raise funds for Mitanya, a trust that aims to break the cycle of poverty in the rural Mityana district of Uganda.

The Mitanya Projects Trust is based close to Vita’s offices in Hampshire, UK, and focuses on very practical projects such as providing sewing machines that can have an immediate and lasting impact. Projects always start small to make sure they work before funds are committed to expand them on a wider scale.

Sebastian is under no illusions of the glamour of running in the London Marathon: “The 4+ hours of the marathon and the countless training miles are going to be hellish for me, only made bearable by the thought that your donation will be of so much help to people that desperately need it.”

Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world and poverty is most entrenched in rural areas.  Even small donations can make a big difference in Uganda, so please support Sebastian if you can.

Donations can be made here.

Sebastian was one of the lucky 30,000+ who won a place by ballot to run in the London marathon, ranked as one of the six top world marathons. We hope he feels very lucky as he trains!

His latest training run was from his home village of Whitchurch across the top of the famous Watership Down, passing a number of beehives, to Ashford Hill — to give a talk about Mitanya when he got his breath back!


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