Hollie Murphy's mega-marathon raised over Dhs5,000 for Heroes of Hope — a non-profit organisation.
A former teacher who launched a pioneering sports network for people of determination has completed seven marathons across seven emirates on consecutive days to raise money and awareness for the cause.
Hollie Murphy, 34, began the incredible journey in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, March 27 — notching over 294km by the time she crossed the finish line on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah on Friday, April 2.
The challenge, supported by New Balance, raised over Dhs5,000 for Heroes of Hope — a non-profit organisation Hollie launched to help people of determination build relationships through sports and Al Jalila Foundation, which helps provide medical treatment for individuals unable to afford quality healthcare.
Hollie, an Irish expatriate who lives in Dubai, said: "Heroes of Hope is all about enabling children and young people with physical and intellectual disabilities to participate and interact through sports as well as enjoy a sense of achievement, regardless of their physical capability.”New Balance through their partnership with Hollie and Heroes of Hope have committed to donate 294 pairs of trainers to kids of determination; for every kilometre run by Hollie, New Balance would donate a pair of trainers. Hollie’s 7 marathons, across 7 emirates in 7 days, amassed over 294 kilometres.
A company specialised in automotive services in Dubai decided to donate 2.5% of the value of each bill issued by it for charitable and humanitarian work projects, supporting the needy and providing their requirements, inside and outside the Emirates.
Up to 1100 purchase vouchers from several commercial centers in Shabwa have been handed out by ERC teams among the targeted beneficiaries, including orphans, families of children with special needs and indigent households so that they can share the joy of Eid with others.
Five thousand people across the western neighborhouds of Mukalla received the aid, as part of the UAE’s efforts to improve living conditions in Yemen.
The Three Lions initially looked sluggish against Senegal’s pacy forwards, in the two nations’ first-ever encounter, with a wonderful one-handed save by Jordan Pickford stopping Boulaye Dia from giving the African side a shock lead.
Chasing the target, New York Strikers could muster only 91 for 5 in 10 overs against the tight and disciplined bowling led by Josh Little (2 for 4) and Mohammad Hasnain (2 for 14).
This 2.45-million figure equals an average of 96 per cent occupancy and is higher than the corresponding 2.17-million figure for the 2018 edition.