I am running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday 30th of October in solidarity with all those fleeing conflict and seeking sanctuary here in Ireland.

I wish to raise funds to support the invaluable work of the Irish Refugee Council. Their education funding helps refugees study and pursue their career goals and supports their mentoring and support groups for Young People who arrived alone in Ireland.

Your fundraising goes a long way in supporting people seeking protection in Ireland as well as making them feel truly welcomed in their new home, Ireland.

With your generous support we can assist even more people through improved services and support programmes as well as raising awareness and advocating for real and lasting positive change in Ireland for all those we work with and for. Sallie Ennis