A better world for children

Children give us wings

This is our guiding principle. Creating a better world for them – that is our ambition. We, the members of Sportler 4 a childrens world e. V. , have made it our business to help children who are stricken by poverty and distress. We fight for children’s rights and take a stand against racism and for integration. John McGurk, our chairman, knows from his own experience what it is like to live in misery as a child. For this reason he has been putting himself out for a long time in order to provide better living conditions for children. He has been a member of UNICEF and World Vision Deutschland since 1993. Up to now he has raised more than 1.000.000 € to support non-profit aid projects for children around the world and was honoured with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. We want to carry on John’s personal experience through the work of our association, always with the objective to help children. With the highest possible degree of responsibility, conviction, passion – and of course endurance .


Charity Run 2016 – Arrival at Glasgow bringing along a big donation

1 in 3 Charity Run from Germany to Scotland successfully completed – handing over a cheque of almost 60, 000 Euro after […]

350 km peace run to Brussels

From Osnabrueck, Germany, to Brussels, Belgium – John McGurk and seven teammates from Sportler 4 a childrens world ran 350 km. The […]

Olympic hopeful Laura Muir: Patroness of the “1 in 3 – Charity Run”

The Scottish middle distance runner Laura Muir supports Sportler 4 a childrens world e.V. on our way from Osnabrueck to Glasgow. She […]

Meet the true Scotsman John who is running 500 miles between Germany and Glasgow – in a KILT

EVENING TIMES, Tuesday 15 December 2015
By Caroline Wilson
John McGurk might not live in Glasgow anymore but he’s proved he’s still a […]

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