Nov 12th, 2015 11/12/15 | Community Stories

Introducing CCF's half marathon stars...

banner CCF students Srey Pov and Ly Moeurn are proud to be running the Angkor Wat Half Marathon next month to raise funds for Cambodian Children’s Fund. Before joining CCF, Srey Pov never had the chance to participate in any sporting activities. Like many families in our community, Srey Pov’s family struggled to earn enough money to put food on the table and were unable to afford the extra costs associated with participating in sports. Since joining CCF, Srey Pov has been involved in many different sports including football, karate, cycling, volleyball, tennis and swimming. “I think sport is important for young people because it makes them healthy, strong, and keeps them away from drugs,” said Srey Pov. “I am very excited to participate in the marathon and to have a chance to go to Siem Reap - even though I am Cambodian, I have never been to Siem Reap to see the famous temples.” Ly Moeurn joined CCF eight years ago and feels very proud to represent CCF in the half marathon next month. “I have never done anything like this before. I am so happy that I have a chance to raise funds for CCF because it is a chance for me to give back,” said Ly Moeurn. “My favourite sports are swimming, football, volleyball and running. I think sport is important for young people because it improves your health, and keeps people away from drugs.” The money raised by Srey Pov and Ly Moeurn will contribute directly to CCF’s Sports and Arts Program. With more than 2,000 children enrolled in CCF's education programs, our sports and arts programs is expanding and requires extra support to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate. Play, both creative and physical, is an important part of every child's development. Studies show that an education in the arts or an active participation in organised sports can have an enormously positive impact on a child's life. Srey Pov and Ly Moeurn have started training hard for the marathon, but they need your support and encouragement. You can help Srey Pov and Ly Moeurn fundraise via their JustGiving page here: Make sure to leave them an encouraging word of support. We’ll keep you posted on their training progress over the next few weeks!
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