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Barking duo run across London for clean water

PUBLISHED: 08:52 03 June 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52 03 June 2015

Emdad Rahman and Mohsin Ahmed after completing the BUPA 10,000 run

Emdad Rahman and Mohsin Ahmed after completing the BUPA 10,000 run

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Two charitable runners took part in the BUPA 10k to raise money for those in need of clean water.

Mohsin Ahmed and Emdad Rahman did not train for the event and said they just wanted to help raise awareness of developing countries that lack the resources to make water safe for use.

They hope to raise enough money for 26 water wells and hand pumps on behalf of the charity Human Relief Foundation.

Mohsin, of Longbridge Road, Barking, ran the route in one hour and 15 minutes and admitted being “best pleased” to have completed it.

“I’m going to give my medal to my eldest daughter Maryah as one of her birthday gifts,” he said. “I hope she treasures it.”

Emdad, 38, of Aldersey Gardens, Barking, says he knows how important it is to make a change to help those suffering without clean water.

“Worldwide one out of five deaths in children under five is a result of the contraction of a water related disease,” he said. “884 million people do not have access to clean drinking water.”

To support the Human Relief Foundation charity, visit hrf.org.uk


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