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London: Friends of MSF Fun Run in Battersea Park
Our Friends of MSF student supporter groups are excited to invite YOU to register for a FUN RUN at Battersea Park in 2020! Everyone and anyone is welcome!
Choose from a 5 or 10 KM route and take part solo or with friends, family or colleagues. You can even run in fancy dress!
First-time runners are welcome and anyone can take part. The only obligation is to enjoy yourself and raise what you can for MSF's lifesaving work.
Prizes will be awarded to FUNKY costumes, FLOURISHING fundraisers, and the FASTEST runners.
MSF bibs and numbers will be provided.
Registration and fundraising commitment
Everyone taking part must register for the fun run beforehand. Please register only if you agree with the runner declaration and the fundraising commitment below.
Runner declation: I am over 17 and medically fit to compete. There is nothing that may cause me to endanger myself or others while participating in the event. I accept that I enter at my own risk and that the organisers and venue owners will in no way be held responsible for any injury before, during or after the event, or for any property damaged or lost.
Fundraising Commitment: I can confirm that I will raise a minimum of £20 for MSF through sponsorship. Failing to do so, I will ensure to cover the £20 myself.
This event is organised by Friends of MSF from:
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- Bart's and Queen Mary
- St George's University
- King's College London
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Why are we fundraising for MSF?
MSF provides independent and impartial medical care and assistance to people in need – often in places where no other organisations are able to go.
MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care.
Their work is live-saving and they only send qualified, thoroughly trained and sensitive professionals to where the need is most.
- £20 affords Hepatitis B vaccination for 62 people
- £30 provides clean linen and gowns for 2 surgical operations and help prevent the spread of infection
- £73 could treat up to 130 people with malaria
- £188 buys a basic surgical kit to enable an MSF surgeon to carry out surgery in a crisis zone
- Even just £3 buys 312 ibuprofen tablets to provide pain relief. This is for less than the price of a coffee in London.