Running is my life. When I was 8 years old I used to run from school all the way home just in time for lunch to be prepared. Even then I couldn’t have imagined that I would be running for the rest of my life for this precious resource called Water.
I came all the way from sunny Tenerife to London where I developed my career in Sustainability and my passion for volunteering while helping others.
A few years ago my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, it was a difficult time for me. Moving countries I knew I wanted to find a way to give back to the community that had helped me. I didn’t know exactly how; but didn’t take me long to figure it out.
In 2008 I ran my first marathon to raise funds for Cancer Research in Stockholm; then Venice, Oslo and Miami; London was my 5th marathon for Oasis UK; New York was a personal challenge for me dedicated to my lovely friend Maria to help to find a cure for Sarcoma. I continue to travel around the world, completing marathons in Barcelona, Chicago, Berlin, and Honolulu where I ran to support my friends of Children with Cancer UK. Overall I have raised more than £10,000 for these worthy causes.
In 2015 my dad suddenly passed away and then my fixed term contract as an analyst for the global community investment team ended so I just wanted to leave the UK and go back home. While I was looking for a new role I joined the Unicef Children Champion network and then six months later I found a job at where I developed my passion for environmental volunteer and WaterAid.
Due to the hard work for Unicef, I recently have been invited to an afternoon reception with the Prime Minister at Downing street and at work I won the Global Water Champion award of the year for my contribution to WaterAid, World Wildlife Fund, Earthwatch Freshwater and local charity partners.
My next adventure is to run 100 official marathons across seven continents to raise awareness and vital funds for WaterAid.