Friday, 15 June 2012

Benefit Mascarathon starts TODAY!


So Blogger seems hell bent on not letting me post this, after 3 deleted attempts I am going to keep this brief and pray to the blogging gods that it lets this actually posts!


I just wanted to spread the word about the Benefit Mascarathon that kicks off today in Edinburgh and sees the mega giant They're Real mascara wand baton travel over 500 miles to London, passing through Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Oxford. Benefit are raising money for Refuge, The National domestic violence charity for women and children.


Caroline Flack is kicking off the run tomorrow and there will the big pink Mascarathon winnebago providing make over and sample giveaways along the way.

With 1 in 4 women experiencing domestic violence in their lives, charities like Refuge are so important.
Sandra Horley, CBE and chief executive of Refuge shares,

“We are delighted to be working with Benefit, and all of their representatives and customers, in the ‘MASCARATHON’ event.

This event will reach out to women throughout the country who may personally be experiencing domestic violence—or who will know someone experiencing domestic violence. Together, Benefit and Refuge will empower women with essential life changing information to help them keep safe and live a life free from violence and fear. Taking a stand and speaking out against domestic violence to raise awareness of the problem is an important part of Refuge’s work— and we are delighted that Benefit is getting behind the cause and leveraging its support base to reach out to women.

For all the details including the route head to www.mascarathon.co.uk

You can donate to the team at www.justgiving.com/mascarathon and don't forget  if you are experiencing domestic violence, or know someone who is, visit www.refuge.org.uk to start receiving information and support.
  
Good luck to all the runners taking part and the teams from Refuge and Benefit!


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