For those who don't know, my family have been foster carers for around 10 years now. During this time we've fostered many children, with most of them arriving from Afghanistan. I've heard from them what it's like back in Afghanistan, and I'm doing this marathon for them, and specifically for the women of Afghanistan.

For close to 40 years, Afghanaid has worked with millions of vulnerable Afghans across Afghanistan, providing them with the training and tools they need to help themselves, their families, and their communities.

But why have I specifically picked to support the women of Afghanistan? For those who don't know, the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in 2021, and since then they have announced a series of restrictions on women which has meant they can't attend university, they can't go to gyms or parks, and girls can't attend secondary schools.

Afghanistan remains one of the hardest places to be a woman, they are not being given the freedom or opportunity to flourish and that's why I want to raise money to support them.

Thank you! Haaris Butt