4 Men to Run 3 Marathons in 3 Days for Grace’s Netball Court in Malawi!0 Comments

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Posted on 20 Mar 2013 at 7:54pm

The charity ‘Building Malawi’ , has pledged to build ‘Grace’s Netball Court’ at Lingadzi Academy, Lilongwe, Malawi. This will enable young underprivileged Malawian girls to have their very own netball court and enjoy everything that Grace so loved about being part of a team. Building Malawi has all the experience and expertise to make sure this project is sustainable and will last long into the future for the benefit of everyone involved. Grace’s Netball Court will be decorated with her artwork and will also be used for drama productions, a massive annual rock festival “Lilongwe Love“, and as a place for girls to meet socially.

Grace was familiar with Building Malawi – she once raised money for it by doing a 24-hr fast (a huge challenge for someone with an appetite like hers) – and she really believed in the work they do. She would be amazed and overjoyed to know there is to be a netball court in Lilongwe named after her. Please check out the website and PLEASE donate! Any amount at all will be gratefully received!


Please show your support for these tea drinkers! 4 men, running 3 marathons, in 3 days for Grace's Netball Court in Malawi!

Please show your support for these tea drinkers! 4 men, running 3 marathons, in 3 days for Grace’s Netball Court in Malawi!


On Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2013 Jasper Hadman, Mike Dunn (Building Malawi Trustee), Ben Watson and Ross Bruce will be taking on an epic 79mile run to raise money for Grace’s Netball Court which will be built with the proceeds at Lingadzi Academy, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Grace’s story (by brother Jasper Hadman)

marathon-malawi-grace-paper“My sister Grace adored netball – she played Goal Attack in her school 1st VII. She was always a determined sportswoman; not long before she died in a car accident in 2009, her school created a special prize – the Most Improved Sportsperson Award – to reward her efforts. She was so proud of this achievement that she wouldn’t even rise to teasing about how bad she must have been to start with. Now she is to receive another truly remarkable honour – it’s the reason I’m doing this 79-mile ultramarathon along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. In September: Building Malawi will be constructing a netball court at Lingadzi Academy, Lilongwe, Malawi in her memory.”

by Jasper Hadman.

How you can participate or help

1) Visit Jasper, Mike, Ben and Ross’s JustGiving page and leave a donation! http://www.justgiving.com/jasper-hadman

2) Visit Jasper’s event page on Facebook and leave a good luck message of support: https://www.facebook.com/events/199059966898735/?fref=ts

3) Go and cheer them on! Directions and information about the race here: http://www.votwo.co.uk/events-1/jcc-2013

4) ‘Like’ Building Malawi for updates: https://www.facebook.com/BuildingMalawi

5) ‘Follow’ Building Malawi on Twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/buildingfutures

6) Arrange your own personal challenge and set up a page on JustGiving to help raise money for Building Malawi: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-page/creation/get-started?pcid=8a707c59-f554-480e-b85f-69419bd8cc2d

7) Come and help us build Grace’s Netball Court in Malawi! Construction starts in September: http://www.buildingmalawi.com/volunteer.html