I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon with the Fawcett Society Team to raise money for the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

In this centenary year of women's suffrage, Fawcett are making great progress in the campaign for equality between genders in the UK. But we need more. Your money can help campaigns, examples include:

Persuading the government to require large employers to report on their gender pay gap, including bonuses.
Securing the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Act in 2002, permitting the use of all-women shortlists for political parties selecting candidates, and ensuring greater representation of women in politics.

The launch of the viral social media campaign #FawcettFlatsFriday in support of Nicola Thorp, an employee of agency Portico, who was sent home from work at PwC for wearing flat shoes instead of heels.
And many more.

In addition, you may have heard of the twitter campaign #MilesforMollie which began after Mollie Tibbetts tragically never came home after her run. Mollies story has ignited conversation about the harassment and fears females face every time they go for a run. Mollie's story is another example of the inequalities faced by men and women everyday, and an indication that women are still living in fear for their safety. Similarly, BBC news recently reported that one third of UK women have been harassed while running.

Please help me to fundraise for this fantastic and essential cause.
Molly Smyth