Tanveer to run the Rome Marathon 2017 for the UN Refugee Agency

Tanveer will join thousands of runners in the Italian capital this April  to run  26.2 miles in order to raise vital funds for the United Nations  Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

image-6934-1Tanveer is the senior optometrist at The Vision Clinic in Harrow. This will be her third marathon having run the London Marathon in 2015 and the Paris Marathon last year. She has raised nearly £5000  for the charity Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading charity that funds pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.

This year Tanveer has  chosen to support another cause close to her heart. “I really wanted to support the United Nations Refugee Agency  because it works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. There are over 21.3 million refugees in the world today and more than half of them are under 18 years of age. None of us can forget that haunting image of a drowned child being recovered from the sea. When I saw that footage, I was determined to raise funds for this charity which literally saves lives…”

To support Tanveer and the UNCHR , The Vision Clinic will donate £1 from every eye examination between January and March to this great charity.

Most recently, the UNHCR  in Lebanon has provided help to 870,000 people in need. This includes providing cash assistance to allow vulnerable families to buy fuel and other winter essentials. They also distribute blankets, stoves and materials to enable people to weatherproof their fragile shelters.

To support Tanveer and the United Nations Refugee Agency in their life – saving work, just click on this link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanveer-Asaria3. For further information on the United Nations  Refugee Agency please visit http://www.unhcr.org/uk/