Alice, Rosie and Pippa are fundraising for Afghanaid and would love your support!

On the 10th September, we will be running 26.2 miles through the vineyards of the Médoc region, France.

Sounds like a holiday? It's true that fancy dress is compulsory, there may be oysters and there will definitely be wine. But surely any marathon in 30 degrees is well worth supporting!

We have chosen Afghanaid because, a year after the Taliban take over, people across the country are continuing to battle a huge humanitarian crisis.

Currently, 93% of Afghan families are not eating enough food. Rural communities are fighting the impacts of economic collapse and draught. Starvation and famine are very real threats.

Donations raised will be going to Afghanaid's By Her Side campaign. This is providing women in rural Afghanistan with the training, tools and networks they need to generate more and better quality produce from their livestock, contribute to their household income and increase the avilability of nutritous food in their communities for years to come. It champions women as changemakers, transforming rural communities through their untapped potential.

It is also about helping women gain confidence and respect in their communities. This is against a backdrop in which restrictions have been placed on female education, employment and basic movement.

Until 30th September, every £1 donated to the By Her Side appeal will be doubled by the UK government. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a big impact. We really hope you will support us, and this great charity.

Thank you. Pippa Jackson