Meet Oyinda, who is raising money for Child to Child

We are pleased to introOyindaduce you to Oyinda, who is running the Vitality London 10,000 on May 29th to raise money for Child to Child. We are incredibly grateful for her contribution!

Oyinda is no stranger to taking part in charity events. Last year, she partook in the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All – Hull 10K sponsored by Asda, as part of the PwC corporate team. She told us: “It was a great opportunity to raise money for the West African Children’s Trust as well as get into better shape. Training was difficult but worth it in the end.” She has also done the Race for Life 5K and a fun run organised by Equippers Church to raise money for a Church in Burkina Faso. “It was amazing to use these opportunities to raise money for worthy causes.”

When asked about why she is running for Child to Child, she responded: “Child to Child is a great charity with a worthy cause. There are so many children in the world who are not able to break cycles of poverty, violence and neglect, but this doesn’t mean the power of change cannot be placed in their own hands. This is where Child to Child comes in – their work helps these children see a way out.” Oyinda mentioned that she is particularly impressed by our ‘Pikin to Pikin Tok’ initiative and that she likes that we also work with children in the UK, building up their confidence in themselves and their academic performances.

vitality logoAfter taking a little time off from running, Oyinda has just started her training schedule again. “Training is often difficult in the beginning but it always feels great afterwards. I’ve only just started so the momentum is building, which is great. I’m really excited and hope to beat my last year’s time as well. Truth be told, I’m no athlete but I always feel so much better after a run. I’ve started running every other day for an original goal of 5K, then I’ll move onto the 10K goal.” She explained that having two goals helps her motivation and that she is confident that she will surpass these in good time before race day. “I’m following Nike’s advice very seriously and just doing it!”

If you want to support Oyinda and Child to Child, please donate. Oyinda: “I’ve only just set up my JustGiving page so I’m hoping we can raise more than my target of £500. Please spread the word! Please follow the link to my JustGiving page or text QBYQ59 £10 to 70070 to donate £10. No amount is too small, thank you very much!”