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Run This May - ICSN Fundraising Sports Day. 5K run to raise £5K

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Come and join us to run/walk in support of ICSN community outreach programs in the UK and UDARA charity work in Nigeria happening 1st November – 10th November 2019.

Mission

ICSN (The Igbo Cultural and Support Network) is the largest organisation in Europe for young Igbos, with over 2500 members over the last 20 years and a current online following of 10000 people and counting.


In recent years ICSN has raised funds for various charitable organisations that do crucial work in Igbo land. Moving forward, we believe it is our duty to have a wider community spirit that involves giving back to the impoverished communities back home as ICSN. The idea is to continue to raise money the way we do here in the UK, the funds raised would then be used when ICSN members make a trip back to Nigeria to embark on community charity work in Igbo land.


From mounting conversations in the diaspora around how to improve/support those back home, ICSN has seen a growing desire in Igbos living in the diaspora to visit home and reconnect with their roots, give back and experience the Igbo culture to its fullest. There is no better time to do this than the present.

Our overarching aims and objectives are to:

  • Provide a means for young Igbo professionals in the diaspora to support programmes back home.

  • Enable Young Igbo Professionals to visit Nigeria more often to reconnect and experience their culture first hand.

  • To assist local community projects through a combination of financial and manpower efforts in order to help them further along their work to better the Igbo community in Nigeria.

In 2019 we plan to pilot various programs that support our aims and objectives. The first one being this event to help us raise funds to be able to support our community back home.


Why have we put this 5K run together?

Our first fundraising event will be on 11th May 2019. This fundraising event will be

part funded by ICSN and runners who will pay a small fee (up to £10 which will cover a t-shirt and nourishment for the run) to take part and are encouraged to obtain sponsorship from their network to run/walk the 5K which will help us to raise the £5,000 for ICSN’s programme back in Nigeria.

Throughout the run at every 1K point, there will be an opportunity for runners and walkers to pick up information about Igbo history in remembrance of particular historical events that have shaped the lives of Igbo's over the years.

On the day, in addition to the main run there will be fun activities for kids of all ages and families, including classics like the egg and spoon race, three-legged race and more besides. We would really appreciate your support on the 11 th May and we can’t wait to see you.

For general enquiries and if you would like to join ICSN on the trip to Nigeria, please do email admin@icsn.co.uk

If you would like to sponsor the trip, please email business@icsn.co.uk

You can also donate to the cause on Just Giving

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