Volunteers from Mumbai and UK teamed up to run for Toybank at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on 16th January 2011!
85 Toybankers participated in the Marathon to support our cause! Also we had an awesome Toybank supporter Nathan Hugh Coll who came to India for the very first time all the way from UK to run the Marathon for 42 kms.
We thank all the Toybankers and also Nathan for the extraordinary support! We thank you for running for Toybank. Through your run, you have silently told the world out there to campaign for the Rights of Children.
- Here’s what Durga has to say about her first marathon- Fun'toy'abulous Xperience!!
“Toybank, the group really does phenomenal work. A unique and noble cause of providing toys to impoverished children and hopes to be able to give every child in the world that needs a toy to play with. That's why I jumped at the chance to run for Toybank at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011-Dream Run. I had a fantastic run/walk through South Mumbai with Toybank teammates. It was not a race. Just assumed that aiming for fund raising cause and spreading the smile to be our goal.
Really getting into the spirit of it some of us dressed up in creative TOYBANK lettered train costume and clown outfit. It was fun and entertaining to run in creative costumes and spreading the message through hoardings, banners and giving away stickers of Toybank.
It was indeed an icing on the cake when Toybank bagged prize money by winning first position in the Run-in-costume contest by Pravin Tulpule.The event was really
The joy of accomplishment and simply crossing the finish line with a run for a cause was a dream come true. I'm absolutely delighted and grateful to have the opportunity to run for such a fundamentally important cause. For a funtoyabulous experience that's sure to be life-changing, why not help try giving a toy and spreading joy in the lives of children’s at the same time! I was a child again here with Toybank reminiscing childhood. We need events like this one to remind us to serve back to that significant part of society and how good it feels to be connected!
Kudos to Toybank!!!”
- And here's what Sapna Jain has to say about her experience! She is a first time Toybanker and completely rocked the scene on the marathon day!!!
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