250km by foot through the desert...
Event: Ultra Marathon 250 km Sahara Race 2012 between 27/10/2012 and 03/11/2012
£20.00 raised so far
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How better to start a year then to make the commitment to get in shape and be able to compete running. (Well this is my number one resolution EVERY year really to be honest)
An even better start would be to make the commitment to get in a really really good shape...and compete running.
Well, I shall try reverse this logic. Lets commit to a race that I may not have to win but in order to JUST SURVIVE I really have to get in quite some state of fitness that most certainly would suffice.
The race I am planning to take part in and raise funds for a great charity will inevitable force me to get fit enough to be able to survive running 250 km, with a 10kg backpack at 38-40 Celsius at day and -1 C at night through the Sahara. Yupp, certainly a great motivator to lay off those Jaffa Cakes and everything else weighing me down and thinking, how I can get there in 10 months (well actually we are already 2 months into my training and my knees are killing me... not great - but, hey, I already have a 2-pack with shall become a 6er soon-ish)
Since I prepaid this quite costly event, I am committed not just with my will, but also with the few savings that I never had in the first place. Yeyy, excited.
So, now - You may be wondering why I choose this Charity... I am not in a place to judge if the most important cause is saving trees, children, elderly, poor or the water. (They all are crucial, of course, but how to choose ONE). I CAN however decide on how the money is spent in the most efficient way, namely: I can choose someone that does utilize the money without wasting admin costs etc, which MOST CHARITIES DO btw.... there are few that have an efficiency above 60% (meaning only 60p per pound are utilized for the cause), and very few ever go beyond 95%! Thus finding one that is 100% is quite rare, and is thus MY WINNER. Simple choice really.
Charity Registration No. 235829
Take Heart is a youth run charity focused on practical education projects in India. Take Heart aims to find and develop the talent and potential in every individual we work with. We are relatively unique in the charity sector for two reasons: 1. We do not employ a single person which means that 100% of proceeds are directed out to our education projects in India. 2. We run with the leitmotiv ‘Work builds, charity destroys’. Rather than giving money we aim to empower people through practical education. Although Take Heart was founded in 1963, in 2004 the charity was renewed with a youthful drive and targeted focus. Since 2004 Take Heart has built an English language and IT school that has provided real job opportunities to over 1000 students. It costs just £37 for us to train a blind student in IT skills that will guarantee them a job for life. Your support in whatever way is greatly appreciated and is sure to have a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate. Take Heart, Take Action...
Good luck! Go rock that desert :D
Donation by Janna Bastow on 25/03/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£20.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£20.00
- Gift Aid£5.00
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