Charity encourages supporters to #TheExtraMile

UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, has used World Refugee Day (20 June) to announce the introduction of its first virtual marathon fundraising appeal.

Developed in association with GivePenny, the online donation platform, #TheExtraMile appeal is asking supporters to run 27 miles in a month, anytime, anywhere, anyplace. Distances, when logged via the online platform, are totalled up and prizes are awarded as people raise funds.

The charity is hoping to raise £50,000, which will be enough to give over 300 refugee families a home away from home.

GivePenny added that its fundraising system has been integrated with the GPS-tracking app RunKeeper, to help participants tick off the miles and build up donations.

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