Ross in running gear standing in a field with a church in the background

Update - Monday 24 April 2023

Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Ross on Sunday at the London Marathon! Whether you donated, looked out for her on tv, kept an eye on our social media for updates, we are so grateful to everyone who came together to make the day so memorable!

Ross completed her marathon in 3:27:20, a really fantastic time given the rainy conditions and huge number of runners to navigate.


woman stretching in a palm lined anvenue

Update - Friday 21 April 2023

We have just two days to go! If you are watching the London Marathon you can look out for Ross in her blue World Villages for Children running top (pictured above).

You can also download the London Marathon App to track her progress. Simply go to  Tracking and type in her full name – Rossyle Ayuro to find her. Ross’s running number is 5231.

Keep watching us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we will be sharing live updates on the day with photos and videos of her progress and encourage everyone to donate!


Ross standing outside in running gear on the side of a canal/river

Running the London Marathon 2023

Last October, to thank us for our support and to raise funds and awareness of our work, our former student, Ross from the Philippines ran the Virtual London Marathon in Hyde Park, London. An accomplished athlete, she completed the marathon in an amazing 3hrs 24min 24sec, raising over £1,000 to help us fund new school places for deprived children overseas.

We are so pleased that on Sunday 23rd April 2023, Ross will be returning to London to run the TCS London Marathon for World Villages for Children, in partnership with ACCORD Hospice. Ross will be raising funds for both charities which  support people in real need and who, have at their heart, the mission to provide those in difficulty with the best possible support through life’s most crucial moments.

Thanks to World Villages for Children and the Sisters of Mary, Ross benefited from a free, quality education as a child in the Philippines. Her desire is to give back and support more children like her, who have lived in poverty and who deserve an education and the chance to live successful and productive lives. Ross’s story is proof of the incredible impact that the Sisters of Mary education programmes have on the lives of thousands of children, and her story can inspire other children from similar backgrounds to achieve anything.

Your donations will support more children like Ross so that they can leave their lives of poverty, and will help ACCORD Hospice support people living with life limiting illness and give them the care and compassion they need in one of life’s most crucial moments.

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