Running for Life
Just three days ago, Rebecca Pattinson crossed the finish line of a 250km race through the Atacama Desert in Chile. This is one of the few deserts on Earth that doesn't receive any rain, qualifying it as one of the famous 4 DESERT endurance events.
After running six marathons in 5 days - not to mention carrying 10 kilos of food and equipment on her back - Rebecca was the 1st female, 18th official and 2nd British Competitor to complete the race. Her overall time? 35 hours, 59 minutes and 73 seconds.
Now that's no walk in the park.
Rebecca's efforts were not unrewarded. In running this race, managed to raise over £10 000 for children with autism in Serbia. Autism as a lifelong developmental disability is poorly understood in Serbia, and therefore frequently misdiagnosed. As a result, many autistic children and their families find themselves isolated from the world around them. All proceeds have gone to LIFELINE Humanitarian Organization, which for twenty years has provided aid to thousands of orphans and children with mental and physical disabilities in the region.
Read more on Rebecca's journey in her own words.