869. Guy Hacking
870. Rob Martineau
871. Tom Stancliffe
Guy Hacking, Rob Martineau, and Tom Stancliffe, from London, are co-founders of 'Run for Love' an organisation raising money to end modern slavery through endurance marathon events.
Initially inspired by completing the Marathon de Sables (running seven marathons in seven days through the Sahara Desert) in 2013, the trio organised their first ultra marathon, a 1,000 mile route from Odessa to Dubrovnik. They inspired 250 people to join them on their route, raising over £300,000. This year the trio coordinated a marathon that saw 1,000 volunteers supporting over 250 participants running or cycling 2,000km in 14 days from Sarajevo to London, raising £90,000. The funds are donated to the charity ‘Unseen’ for their modern slavery helpline and project providing rehabilitation for victims of trafficking.
Guy, Rob and Tom are the first Points of Light for 2018.
In a personal letter to Guy, Rob and Tom, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Through your organisation ‘Run for Love,’ you have shown tremendous dedication in helping to end the abhorrent crime of modern slavery, by organising and participating in charity endurance marathons. The money you have helped to raise through these events is a remarkable achievement and you should be enormously proud of raising awareness of this vital cause.”
Guy, Rob and Tom said:
“We are delighted to receive this award on behalf of the ‘Tribe’ community. ‘Run for Love’ was an amazing project drawing in over 250 people to push themselves to the limit to fight human trafficking. The ‘Tribe Freedom Foundation’ will continue its work to fight human trafficking in 2018.”
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