Megan is in her pyjamas for run

Megan Brownrigg in her penguin pyjamas
Megan Brownrigg in her penguin pyjamas

‘Maximum humiliation’ as well as raising money for a worthwhile cause are motivating a woman from Brackley to take part in a 5km run for charity.

Megan Brownrigg, 21, a freelance web content writer and blogger, who is currently based in Torquay, will be doing the run on Monday next week, wearing her penguin pyjamas.

She has been accepted onto an international volunteering scheme with the International Citizen Service to work for Restless Development in Uganda for three months from January next year.

As part of the scheme, she has to raise £1,500 for the charity, which helps young people in the third world make a brighter future for themselves.

Megan said: “I decided to run in my penguin pyjamas because I’m rubbish at running, and have never really run in my life, and so thought I might as well expose myself to maximum humiliation in the hope of encouraging more generous donations.

“The project I’m working on is run by the development charity Restless Development, which aims to educate young people about HIV and AIDS.”

Megan’s last fundraising effort saw her reading out her old diaries and embarrasing childhood notes in return for donations at her former university college, at an event called Cringe.

Megan says she is looking forward to following in the steps of her grandmother, who also volunteered in Uganda in her twenties.

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/RestlessDevelopmentICS.