Race to Raise 2020

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Help rewrite the story of one village

This is the third year of the Race to Raise.

The Race is a fundraising event that was built to support a village in North-Eastern Sri Lanka called Colony. As the Race ambitiously grows from year to year, we have watched Colony grow with us, determined to rebuild itself in the wake of the Sri Lankan civil war. With your help, we have committed to supporting Palmera for their entire 7-year engagement with Colony.

Our founders travelled to Sri Lanka in early 2018 and spent a week living with the villages that you have helped to support. There they met women who had climbed from the bitter bottom of their social ladder to now proudly lead their villages financially and socially. They met women who had escaped physical and sexual violence to now lead forums discussing the aspirations for their people. They met women who were moving from a very painful past to an increasingly bright future.

All because of your help.

On February 9th 2020,  the Race will run across the Sydney CBD. You have inspired us to set a $35,000 target this year. That sum would cover the annual cost for Palmera’s engagement with Colony ENTIRELY.

We can do this. Let’s do this.

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Lakshman Nirthanakumaran