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Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us to raise this money for the work of Amnesty International!

We are both delighted to have completed the London Marathon (despite some obstacles including a volcanic ash cloud!) and raised well over our target - thanks to everyone's generosity - to help the vital work explained below.

Thank you again! - Jane and Marianne.

 

Help End Maternal Mortality

Welcome to Marianne and Jane’s fund raising site in aid of Amnesty International. We're running to support Amnesty's maternal health campaign and thanks so much for getting this far.

We come across many moving stories in the course of our working day as Editor and Deputy Editor of Grazia magazine, but as mothers of two young boys each, when we heard about Amnesty International’s new campaign to help prevent maternal mortality, we felt we had to help.

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age one woman every hour dies in Tanzania from childbirth related complications. Pregnancy is not a disease, yet worldwide a staggering half a million women a year die in childbirth. What is heartbreakingly frustrating is that most of these deaths are easily preventable with basic medical care.

Amnesty, along with a coalition of other charities, aims to reduce these needless deaths in developing countries by three-quarters in the next five years. We hope we can do our bit to help them reach this target, so please make our blisters worthwhile by donating what you can. Thanks so much for your help!

Marianne and Jane

Amnesty Director Kate Allen said

"Giving birth to a child should be a blessing, not a death sentence. Every pregnant woman has the right to decent healthcare, no matter what country she’s from. It’s a global scandal that women in the developing world are put at such risk.

Women have the right to access services and information that could save their lives and those of their children. Governments are responsible for providing those services. And governments should be held answerable if they fail to do so. Amnesty is also calling on wealthy donor countries like the UK to ensure that maternal health is given the priority it deserves in development funding.

Grazia readers can take action at www.amnesty.org.uk/mums. And you can help us to keep campaigning by sponsoring Jane and Marianne in the London Marathon

P.S.  Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.  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.

Raising money for

Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust

Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust

Charity Registration No. 1051681

We are ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness freedom and truth are denied.

Donations 134

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FROM HELEN AND BOB

Donation by Marianne Jones on 04/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Congratulations to you both. You beat Mercury retrograde as well as volcanic ash. Pete x

Donation by Peter Watson on 16/05/10

Donation by Marianne Jones on 12/05/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Well done! Darina

Donation by Marianne Jones on 06/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done, Jane and Marianne! Great achievement for a great cause.

Donation by Jane Windsor on 05/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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WELL DONE GIRLS!

Donation by Jamie Oliver on 04/05/10

Donation by Amanda Swanson on 30/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done girls! From Mireille, Dion, Olha and Tracey P

Donation by Marianne Jones on 30/04/10

£55.00

+ £15.51 Gift Aid

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Jane, Well done. All our best wishes from everyone at Mulberry

Donation by Beverley Lansdown on 28/04/10

£100.00

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Amazing - Well done you and Jane. Look forward to seeing your toenails grow back over the summer! Sarah x

Donation by Sarah Holland on 27/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Congratulations! I'm almost inspired to run it myself xx

Donation by Kate Faithfull on 26/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Hope those feet have had a good soak. Well done.

Donation by Louise Cavanagh on 26/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Donation by Martigne Gloster on 26/04/10

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Well done to you both. See you very soon I'd imagine. Best wishes, Simon x

Donation by Simon Freedman on 25/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Well done !! Thought we might as well make up your target. Hope you're both feeling OK.

Donation by Adrian Varley on 25/04/10

£46.00

+ £12.97 Gift Aid

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Phew - just made it back in time. So happy to be here I think I'll donate all my casino winnings from Vegas......

Donation by johnny whitehead on 25/04/10

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Well done for even thinking about doing this!

Donation by Busvine family on 24/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Marianne. All our love Jackie Tony & Rozi XXX

Donation by Jackie Jones on 24/04/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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You go girls! Great cause, best of luck from all at Warehouse xx

Donation by Lorraine Pringle on 24/04/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Best of luck

Donation by Fi and Hedley Goldberg on 24/04/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Run Girls Run!

Donation by michele mcqueen on 24/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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We'll be looking out for you. Good luck

Donation by Sue and Neal Horner on 23/04/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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Volcations, absent husbands, sick cats, it's been quite a week at Grazia towers. Good luck to the 'twins' we'll all be routing for you! Lxxxx

Donation by Lucy dunn on 23/04/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Oops, just in time! Have a great day. We'll be routing for you. x

Donation by nicky lyon-maris on 23/04/10

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

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good luck on sunday

Donation by matthew ford on 22/04/10

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£6,575.00
  • Offline donations£1,120.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£7,695.00
  • Gift Aid£1,026.67

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