Weʼre raising £1,000 to Aid indigenous communities affected by the earthquakes in Mexico.
- London, UK
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In September, Mexico was hit by two huge earthquakes which caused widespread destruction and tragedy throughout the country. We watched in horror and dismay as images started to emerge of our beloved Mexico City in rubble, and then with pride as the people took the rescue operation into their own hands.
While the response to this crisis was immediate, the funds and effort are overwhelmingly concentrated in Mexico City and other main cities. Unfortunately communities which have been long ignored and forgotten continue to receive inadequate attention and need help to rebuild their lives.
On December 17th I will run the Portsmouth Harbour 50 kilometre race in aid of Indigenous Communities in Mexico who were affected by the earthquakes. I’ve never done an ultra before, or a trail race, so some moral support on the day would also be very welcome if anyone fancies a breezy mid-December day out by the seaside.
All donations will go directly to the Indigenous Reconstruction Fund (Fondo de Reconstrucción Indígena) set up by the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), ensuring that help reaches those who need it most.
Any donation of any size is welcome - what to us seems a small amount can make a real difference to the continuing aid and recovery effort.
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In the 3 years I lived in Mexico, the country and people gave me everything. It was humbling to watch the solidarity displayed as ordinary Mexicans took over the earthquake rescue effort, but also difficult to watch from so far and feel so impotent. This is my way of contributing
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