50 year-old optometrist Tanveer Asaria recently traded eye tests for a racing vest as she ran the Berlin Marathon on Sunday 16th September.
Tanveer joined more than 41,000 runners to take on the gruelling 26.2 mile challenge across the German capital and chose to raise vital funds and awareness for the Zahra Trust. Despite a briused little toe and calf cramps in the second half, she managed a time of 4:55:43.
Tanveer works as an optometrist at The Vision Clinic in Harrow, as well as at the hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London. She chose to support a cause close to her heart. Tanveer said “The Zahra Trust helps those suffering from war, poverty and famine, by providing basic philanthropic needs, enabling them to survive and making them self sustainable so that they will no longer require aid. The funds raised will go to Syrian orphans and the Zahra Trust Optical Camp.”
This was Tanveer’s fourth marathon challenge. She ran the London Marathon in 2015 in aid of the eye research charity Fight for Sight, and the Paris Marathon in 2016. Last year she ran the Rome marathon for the UN Refugee Agency. Her total fundraising is now more than £9,000!
She added “I would like to thank all the clients of The Vision Clinic, and my friends and family who have donated so generously to this important charity. We have raised an amazing £2100 so far. These funds will help hundreds of orphans. I am truly grateful.”
To support Tanveer, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanveer-Asaria4.