Hello and thanks for visiting my fundraising page!POST - EVENT UPDATE!
Thanks so much to everyone who has sponsored me so far! Guess what? You still can! Read on below to see why I decided to run for TASK BRASIL.
But just to let you know, it went really well on the day, I ran the whole way and didn't stop or drop to a walk once (my main goal!) and completed the gorgeous 10k course in 64 mins and 11 seconds - I was very pleased with myself!If however you don't think that that was very good, go to http://www.justgiving.com/richardashby to sponsor my boyfriend instead who completed his first ever 10k in 45 minutes and 12 seconds (freak).
I'm updating this page now on Monday - blimey I ache all over - please don't let the pain have been in vain!! Follow the links below, and thank you for your support.
I ran my first ever 10k in London's Hyde Park on 20th July to raise money for Abandoned Street Kids of Brazil Trust - Task Brasil.
In May, when I started this page, I'd just come back from a trip to South America, including Rio de Janeiro. Lots of people come back from longer and more involved trips having witnessed first hand the poverty of Brazil's street children and wanting to do something to make a difference. I returned from my short holiday having witnessed the wealth of the other half and it's the juxtaposition that made me want to raise as much as I could. Imagine seeing a child begging in Chelsea. We only saw one child living rough because the streets of Ipanema where we were staying were lined with expensive houses behind security gates and shiny glass shop fronts. Seeing him curled up asleep one night on a piece of cardboard outside our hotel made up my mind to do something to donate to a charity that would help him.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Task Brasil gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
For more info on their work see http://www.taskbrasil.org.uk/about/
Thanks for your support because anything you can give will help these children!