Skapad av:
Leo McCauley
Samlar in till:
War Childs arbete
War Child Sweden is an NGO that helps kids in war zones and conflict-affected areas. Fundraising began on September 26th, 2017 and ended one month later.

As it was his 18th marathon, Leo's original fundraising target was SEK 18,000. This was met nine days ahead of the marathon, when a new target was set: SEK 42,000 for the 42nd Amsterdam marathon, which is 42KM. He finished the marathon in a time of 3:34, in a position of 2852.

He achieved his SEK 42,000- (£3,900 €4,380 $5,200) target by October 20th. When fundraising closed on October 25th, he had raised SEK 47,000 (£4,320 €4,830 $5,710 CAN$7,310) through 140 donations.


The Inspiration

All this started late in September 2017 when Leo collected his 8-year-old son Charlie from school. He told his Dad about a new classmate "who's from a country at war". This got Leo thinking about kids in war zones: how they cope, what happens to those who don't make it out, and displaced families who end up in refugee camps.

It also got him thinking about what individuals (and not just governments and NGOs) can do to make a difference. And that’s how he hit upon the idea of running the Amsterdam marathon for a purpose. He'd run 34 half-marathons and 17 marathons but Amsterdam was the first time he would run for charity. So #18 was special.

Where will your money go?
Examples of how your donation for War Child Sweden will be used:
40 kronor (£3.75/US$4.90/CAN$6.18/€4.20) is enough to buy a school kit for a girl in Afghanistan.

100 kronor (£9.30/US$12.30/CAN$15.40/€10.50) covers education material for three kids in psychosocial sessions.

130 kronor (£12.19/US$16/CAN$20/€13.60) is enough to provide peace and conflict training for kids, including their transport, snacks, lunch, material, tutor and room.

180 kronor (£16.80/US$22/CAN$27.80/€18.90) covers the cost of overalls for Colombian youngsters as they learn to repair their bikes.

2000 kronor (£187/US$246/CAN$308/€210) is the cost of training six local ‘I Deal’ facilitators who can change the lives of kids for the better.

150,000 (£14,000/US$18,500/CAN$23,000/€15700) is the cost of building and furnishing a 'Safe Space' for kids.

More info:
War Child International
2017 Amsterdam Marathon
War Child Sweden

Currency Conversions:
100 kronor = £9.30 US$12.30 CAN$15.40 €10.50
300 kronor = £28 US$36 CAN$46 €31
500 kronor = £46 US$61 CAN$77 €52
1000 kronor = £93 US$123 CAN$154 €105
War Child UK: Where your money goes

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47 000 kr

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  • Leo McCauley Leo McCauley
    Dear War Child Supporter,

    Check out this infographic which gives a snapshot of donations we received for the 2017 Amsterdam Marathon fundraiser. The info shows people contacted, the top giving countries and the communication channels that were used. Again, thanks for getting involved!

    Leo, Maria and Charlie
  • Anonym användare Anonym användare Donerade 200 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Thank you!

  • Little Dublin Restaurang & Pub Little Dublin Restaurang & Pub Donerade 300 kr

    you do great job.

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: THX Oscar! And for stimulating conversation.
    Take care and see you at the weekend.
    Leo and Charlie.
  • Anonym användare Anonym användare Donerade 300 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hello!
    THANK YOU for the donation!
  • Kevin Lee Kevin Lee Donerade 500 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hi again Kevin!
    Thank you for donating - it means a lot to know you've supported us!
  • Pär Karlsdon Pär Karlsdon Donerade 200 kr

    A little help on the way

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Thank you Pär - every little helps :)
  • Simon Sundberg Simon Sundberg Donerade 500 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hi Simon! THANK YOU!!!
    All the best,
  • Christopher  Farren Christopher Farren Donerade 300 kr

    Well done Leo for a great charity

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hi Christopher! Thx so much for the donation all the way from Oz. Nice one!
    Best, Leo
  • Erwin Zijlstra Erwin Zijlstra Donerade 500 kr

    I am a great fan of War Child so good luck!

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Dag Edwin!
    Dank u wel. Een prettige dag verder!
  • Pub Hörnet Pub Hörnet Donerade 100 kr

  • Jean-Claude Geha Jean-Claude Geha Donerade 500 kr

    Well done!

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hi JC! Merci!!!
  • Leo McCauley Leo McCauley
    Dear Supporters,
    Friends and colleagues have asked me to keep this site open until pay day so it'll remain open until midnight next Wed 25 October.
    Kind wishes,
  • Pelle Nielsen Pelle Nielsen Donerade 500 kr

    Great initiative

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: TAK Pelle! Appreciate the your support!
  • Leo McCauley Leo McCauley
    Dear Supporters! WE DID IT!! WE ACTUALLY DID IT!!!

    You and 128 other amazing people supported myself, War Child, Charlie, and the world's innocents by actually doing something with a purpose. And all from a little boy telling his dad about his day at school. Together we have raised over
    SEK 42,000 £3,900 €4,380 CAN$6,500 US$5,200.

    Before, during, and after the Amsterdam marathon, you've been a credit to yourselves, your family name and your nation. You know who you are so be very, very proud! You don't know them, but the small team at War Child Sweden (5 people) are very very grateful for what you've achieved.

    Our fundraiser closes this Sunday so anything from here on in is a bonus :)

    From the bottom of our hearts, Charlie and I THANK YOU and are proud to call you our friend. I'll draft a post-fundraiser summary, which all 129 of you will have the chance to review and approve before I publish. Those who gave anonymous donations will remain so, unless they wish otherwise.

    And if I may, a special mention to my partner Maria, without whose support all this would never have happened. I know I made mistakes along the way, but advice I received from people who are a lot better at fundraising than I am, put things back on track. But as 'Dare to Fail' seems to be my motto, I think at this moment, we can all consider ourselves winners. #awesome

    Have a relaxing (at last!) weekend.

    Leo and Charlie
    (+ Maria, Alicia and Sean:)

  • Annica Nilsson Annica Nilsson Donerade 200 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Tack Annica!
  • DG's  Sports Bar DG's Sports Bar Donerade 1 000 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Tack Feti & Co! Nu får jag en öl?!!! :)
  • Anonym användare Anonym användare Donerade 2 730 kr

    It is a very worthy case, great to see Leo driving this to help these charities.

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Dear Whoever Who Are,
    If ever there was a time for a #awesome moment, this is it. THANK YOU. Please send me a message (F2F/mobile/email/). -Leo
  • Madara  Stale Madara Stale Donerade 500 kr

    This is absolutely brilliant Leo!!

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hello Madara!

    FANTASTIC - you've just taken us over SEK 39,000! Well done!

    Love to all at Ecco!

  • Leo McCauley Leo McCauley
    Hi all,

    We're now just 8% away from our target! Those of you who donated anonymously: please inbox/text me so I know not to bother you again over the weekend. Your name will remain anonymous.
    Have a great weekend!


  • Bahar Rasouli Bahar Rasouli Donerade 300 kr

    Best of luck Leo/ Bahar

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: THX again, Bahar!
  • Jeanette  Irekvist Jeanette Irekvist Donerade 100 kr

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: TACK Jeanette!
  • Siri Brehm Siri Brehm Donerade 200 kr

    Väldigt bra initiativ! Tack för att jag får hjälpa till!

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: TACK Siri!
  • Monica Berggren Monica Berggren Donerade 500 kr

    Well done!

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Hej Monica,
  • Graeme Nadasy Graeme Nadasy Donerade 250 kr

    Thought I’d better go the whole hog considering you are. 3.34 leaves me breathless with admiration.

    Leo McCauley Leo McCauley: Thanks AGAIN, Graeme!