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13.2 miles closer to Zambia

May 7, 2012Article by Ray Withers

Following on from last week’s blog post about the Frontiers Foundation, I am delighted to be able to report that our first fundraising event, the Richmond Half Marathon was a huge success!

It was an early start as we drove down from Property Frontiers HQ in Oxford to Richmond, Surrey to meet my fellow runner and Frontiers Foundation Trustee, Charlotte.

Having just flown in from the US on a fact finding mission (more details on that to follow in later posts…) I wasn’t quite as bright eyed and bushy tailed as I had hoped but still determined to complete the grueling 13.2 mile course in a good time.

The race started at 8.30am and we set off with the other 700+ runners. The course followed the Thames snaking its way through Richmond, Hampton Wick, past the stunning Hampton Court, up to Kingston and back round to Richmond. It was fast and flat with a great atmosphere.

Charlotte completed the course, her first half marathon in a personal best time of 1 hour 55 minutes 55 seconds with me crossing the line not long after. The feeling of accomplishment and jubilation on finishing the race was overwhelming and after a brief stretch it was off for a pint to celebrate.

As our first Frontiers Foundation fundraising event I am delighted with the support we received before the event and on the day. Your donations have been very generous with every penny going towards the Water4Life project in southern Zambia.

If you would like to show your support, donations are still open and can be made to the below secure account:

Name: Property Frontiers Ltd Clients Deposit Account
IBAN: GB86 BARC 2057 4430 1614 97
Account No: 30161497
Sort Code: 20-57-44
Bank: Barclays Bank Plc

Once again thank you for supporting us and the Frontiers Foundation; I’m off to sooth my legs in a hot bath, remember to check back on the blog for details of our next fundraising event coming soon…


Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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