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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As part of my ongoing midlife crisis I have decided to enter the Birmingham half Marathon (BUPA Great Birmingham run) on 21st October 2012. One of my interests is bees and beekeeping so I thought that it would be an opportunity to raise money to help beekeeping in the developing world. This helps both the bee population and poor communities who learn how to keep bees and harvest a valuble crop of honey.

Bees for development is an organisation which supports beekeepers in the developing world by providing educational resourses and to help them produce honey and beeswax, protect local biodiversity and keep bees health. Visit www.beesfordevelopment.org .

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.

Updates 1

Did it! 1 hour and 50 mins thanks to my son running with me. Feeling a bit stiff today, right knee aches, but glad to have exceeded target. This represents a basic training for over 250 new bekeepers! Thank you.

22/10/12 12:56

Raising money for

Bees for Development Trust

Bees for Development Trust

Charity Registration No. 1078803

Bees ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and enable people to improve their livelihoods. Bees for Development Trust ensures beekeepers working in poor countries have access to the information and advice they need. For example, how to market honey, manage indigenous bees sustainably, or plant trees that are useful for bees.

Donations 36

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From Kathleen. Thank you

Donation by Martin Porter on 19/11/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Julia Sen on 11/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by lance hollis on 07/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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From Dr. and Mrs. Wasim Hanif

Donation by Martin Porter on 05/11/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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From Anne Dearle and Alice Porter

Donation by Martin Porter on 28/10/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Well done Martin, this is from MUBK for all of your efforts.

Donation by Chris Kirk on 22/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Geoff Wright on 22/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Martin.

Donation by Julie Draper on 21/10/12

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From Julia

Donation by Martin Porter on 20/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Asok & Anne Das Gupta on 20/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Martin - David A. suggested that I make a donation instead of paying for his talk because of his African connection, as do I too.

Donation by Chris Kirk on 19/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Martin

Donation by Matt & Louise on 18/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Malcolm Scott on 18/10/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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You could not run for a better charity! - many thanks from Bob & Elaine at BfDT

Donation by Robert Spencer on 17/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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From Julian Barrell

Donation by Martin Porter on 16/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by chris ayshford on 15/10/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Peter Greenway on 13/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Martin!!

Donation by Laurence Hardisty on 12/10/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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From Mr Latha and Suman and Joyita Biswas

Donation by Martin Porter on 06/10/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/10/12

£20.00

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Good Luck Mr P!

Donation by Kate Sutton on 29/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Bonne chance! Martin

Donation by Nicola Porter on 25/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck! Remember the pain will only be temporary!

Donation by Giles Warner on 13/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Susan Dalley on 10/09/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£737.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£737.00
  • Gift Aid£179.25

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