Chicken Run 2019!

On 13th October it’s the Shivia Chicken Run again – also known as the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Our amazing team of runners will be pounding the streets and parks of London for 13 miles to raise money for our Poultry Development Services programme in West Bengal.


Thanks to this year’s team who are:

  • Mary Joy
  • Imke Herholdt
  • Gaby Jenner
  • Cosima Akerman
  • Priit Piip
  • Juliet Earl
  • Melissa Hancock
  • Chris Catto
  • Nikki Papadopoulos
  • Nicola McGlennon
  • Hattie Jones
  • Disha Gulati

The team are raising funds on their Just Giving page – if you would like to support them with a donation please click here

Photo credit: RB Create

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