The second run was the Birmingham 10K which James completed earlier this month in an impressive 39 minutes!
James' final run will be the Manchester 10K on Menstrual Hygiene Day - Sunday 28th May 2017. This time he will not only be raising funds for Irise, he will also be raising awareness of the challenges that women and girls face, supporting all menstruators by running as a tampon!
"I support Irise because they give a voice to those without one, and help to to reduce the stigma, improving the lives and opportunities for many women and girls"
We would like to extend a huge thanks to James for his commitment to Irise, for raising funds and awareness for our cause and for supporting marginalised women and girls to realise their full potential!
"Having supported Irise for a number of years, I have seen how much they have grown and the impact they have made and I want to keep supporting them as much as I can in the future."
Together, Gwilym and James have raised over £700 for Irise! A £5 donation enables Irise to support a girl with the products and education she needs to stay in school, so their donation will support 140 girls, helping them to realise their full potential!
Ryan is an Assistant Manager at a pub in Birmingham and has taken on two big challenges for Irise!
On 12-13th May 2017, Ryan cycled an incredible 300K doing a 360* challenge around London with 'Deluxe Trade London Revolution' in only two days!
"I support Irise because they focus on tackling issues that are often forgotten by many is society, providing important education, they work to create equal opportunities for those who need our help the most."
Ryan has completed the cycle and is now hanging up his bike and putting on his running shoes as part of our team running the Manchester 10K this Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Irise are delighted to have the support of so many young men who recognise the importance of breaking down the menstruation taboo, of supporting young women and girls and fighting adversity and gender inequality!
*In light of recent events, our thoughts are with the families and friends of all of those affected by the devastating attack on Monday night in Manchester. We support the city of Manchester to go ahead with the 10K Great Run this Sunday 28th May. We see this as a time to stand together, and by uniting in hope, we will not be defeated.