Sunday, 13 March 2011

Running for Charity: Marathon to raise money for Japan Tsunami Victims

Please help and donate:
RUNNING MARATHON TO HELP JAPAN

My wife is Japanese & I spent several years living in Japan. Fortunately our family's not been directly affected, but hundreds of thousands have not been so lucky.

I am running my first Marathon on Sunday April 10th and my 8 year old son is running the kid's mile looking to break his PB of 6min35.

We want to do what we can to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. In the past I wondered whether, or for who I should run the Marathon, but this is disaster is something that feels close to home.  The images and news from Japan are heartbreaking, if we can something, no matter how small to help, then that will be great. We've therefore set-up a donations page via JustGiving:

"EMERGENCY SHELTER IS TOP PRIORITY IN JAPAN."

SHELTER BOX provides emergency shelter and life saving supplies to disaster zones around the world, and were on the ground to help within 24hrs.
The box: ShelterBox's solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. They deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.
The Japanese government have asked for international aid assistance in the wake of the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The latest reports coming out of Japan state that more than 215,000 people have been made homeless by the disaster with the need for emergency shelter being the top priority.

So SHELTER BOX is a great way to help these people.

Please help.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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