Hey there Wonderfolk! :] Thanks for getting on board and visiting my JustGiving page, every bit of support means so much. :]
This September I am embarking on a challenge I've only ever joked about previously... I am going to do the Great North Run. It is a half Marathon that starts pretty close to my house in Newcastle. At the moment the concept of pushing myself to run so much is both exciting and terrifying. I'm not a massively sporty person and my flat feet make training a bit painful, but it'll be totally worth it to get out of my comfort zone and raise money for people who really need it.
I am raising money for three charities, so bear with me as I tell you just a little about each of them.
10% of the money raised through this page will go to STOP AIDS CAMPAIGN. So the name pretty much explains what that's about; preventing aids and treating aids. It's possible, all that's needed are funds to supply the medicine needed, for more info visit http://stopaidscampaign.org/.
40% of the money raised will go to TEARFUND. Terarfund is a Christian charity that, among many other issues, aims to combat the unnecessary tragedy caused by aids. For more information visit http://www.tearfund.org/en/what_we_do_and_where/issues/hiv_and_aids/.
50% of the money raised will go to JUBILEE DEBT CAMPAIGN. Their aim is to release people from inescapable and crippling poverty by campaigning to get richer nations to Drop the Debt. The World's poorest countries pay almost 23 Million Dollars every day to the rich world. Many debts have been cancelled but there are still many more that hold people captive in poverty. [check out their website http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/?lid=98]
So please help make this effort worth while and give whatever you feel able to, any amount is fantastic. Thank you SO MUCH! I'll let you know how it goes! I'm determined to manage it! :]
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