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Jacqueline Gray

Jax running for Japan- London Marathon 2011

Fundraising for Save the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2011, 17 Apr 2011

Save the Children: Japan Earthquake Tsunami Relief

Japan was devastated an earthquake, tsunami and explosions at nuclear power plants. Save the Children is providing disaster relief for children and families, including child-friendly spaces.

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Hi everyone

Having got a ballot place for the London marathon and being plagued by injury I had decided not to raise money for charity, just incase I didn't make it to the start line. But now we're into the training taper I think I'm safe (ish!).

Deciding which charity to raise a few pennies for wasn't difficult after watching the horrific footage of the devastation on Japan. It has certainly helped to put my marathon training into perspective. 

I completed my longest training run of 20 miles last weekend and I'm now looking forward to the big day on April 17th. To run the London marathon will fulfil a personal ambition and will hopefully be a day to remember forever, but if I can make it even more worthwhile by raising some money for an important charity it would make it even more special.

So, dig deep everyone and donate a little for this charity, lets help try to make things a bit better for the folk in Japan who are struggling to get their lives back together.

Thanks!

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  • Streets are flooded after a tsunami and earthquake
  • Women wait on the street after evacuating
  • Odaiba Fire +3

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