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  • CGEF 10K 2021

    Help send a girl to school - Join our 10k team on Sunday 15th August 2021

    Here’s how to get involved:

    • Pledge to raise £50 for the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund (CGEF).
    • Email CGEF Trustee and 10k Coordinator Jagravi Upadhyay, at with a short message saying “I would like to join the 10k team”.
    • You will receive a follow up email and we will then post a CGEF t-shirt for you to wear on your 10k.
    • Head out for a 10k walk, jog or run in your local area on Sunday 15th August.
    • Take lots of photos, tag us on social media, or just send them in…we’d love to see them!

    It’s really that simple - only £50 and 13,000 steps could help us make an invaluable difference to the lives of bright but disadvantaged girls across the Commonwealth.

    So let’s get moving. Email for more information.

    CGEF 10K Run 2021


    Help send a girl to school - Join our 55th Anniversary 5k London Run on Saturday 17th September 2022

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    This year is our charity’s 55th anniversary! To commemorate 55 years of educating and empowering young women across the Commonwealth, we have planned our own 5K Run in London. The route will take us to monuments and landmarks celebrating trailblazing women and men of the Commonwealth - won’t you join us?

    🗓 DATE: Saturday 17th September 2022

    Screenshot 2022 08 23 at 15 48 04 CGEF 5K Run 2022 TIME: 11.30AM to 1.00PM (Approximately).

    💰 PLEDGE: We ask that each participant pledges to raise at least £55 (but the more the merrier, of course).

    👕 T-SHIRT: You will receive our signature CGEF yellow t-shirt to wear on the 5k Run.

    🏃 PLAN: We meet at Trafalgar Square, where you will be given details of the 5k route.

    It will be fun and informal, just a normal day in London but an opportunity to get your steps in, see some sights AND help send girls to school! Feel free to walk, run, skip or jump the route but don’t forget to take pictures at each stop.

    We will meet again at the end for celebratory drinks.

    So, who’s in? 

    To join, simply drop a quick line back saying “I’M IN”. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Email for more information.