York Restaurant Manager Runs Ultramarathon to Support Human Rights Overseas

A York events manager is running a gruelling 60-miles - all in one go! - to support the rights of marginalised people in West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Louisa Rodriguez, who works for Piccolino’s in York city centre, will have less than 18 hours to complete the White Rose Ultramarathon on Sunday (2nd November).

Louisa is running to support York-based development charity International Service, which works with overseas partner organisations to support marginalised groups including women, children and people with disabilities.

Louisa said: “International Service and I believe in empowering people to achieve lasting, positive change. This is a cause close to my heart as they work with women around the world promoting their rights around domestic violence and empowering women to find financial freedom through setting up their own social enterprises.”

Jo Baker, CEO of International Service said: “60 miles is a staggering challenge and shows Louisa’s passion for the cause.  We rely on inspirational people like Louisa to raise the vital funds we need to work in some very tough places. We wish her all the best for the race.”

To sponsor Louisa visit https://www.justgiving.com/Louisa-Rodriguez1/

 

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