Saturday, 10 October 2009

Run for Burma

Fortunately, Mrs Jenkinson and Ms Vacher were out at the race to capture all the highlights! Well done, Mr Wright and Mrs Thomson - we both agreed we could not have done it and that you both did really well...
though, personally I was a bit disappointed Mr Wright
decided not to run in his longyi as did some of the other runners!

This is the front of the 200 or so runners just been given the off!

Here's Mr Wright approaching the finish line looking remarkably fresh!

Closely followed by Mrs Thomson!

"Can I get ma cuppa tea now then?"
If I had been in a photo at the end of this race, I'd have been PURPLE!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Run for Burma - the Edinburgh run

On Saturday 10 OCtober at 11am, Partners Relief and Development are holding a 5 Km run to raise support for Burmese migrants and refugees. The race starts at 11am and Forthview's own Mr Wright will be taking a 'slow jog' for Burma.

You can read more about it all on

You can read more about it all on

Afterwards at a free lunch event in St Stephen's Church at 1pm, Zoya Phan will speak about her childhood as th daughter of two parents who were involved in the Karen Resistance movement.

Zoya is from the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack by Burma's military junta. Her father was General Secretary of the Karen National Union.

When she was 14 years old Burmese army soldiers attacked her village, and herself and her family were forced to flee for their lives. They hid in the jungle and eventually ended up in a Thai refugee camp.

She joined Burma Campaign UK in 2005 and was sponsored when she was a student by Burma Education Scholarship Trust.

In February 2008 her father, Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, was assassinated by agents of the Burmese military dictatorship in Mae Sot, where Forthview's link school, Hle Bee is situated.

Come along and hear Zoya and cheer on Mr Wright.