Welcome, race fans.
If you've laughed, chortled, sniggered or even raised an eyebrow at any of TwitGP's ill-informed, snarky comments over the past year, then now might be the time to show some appreciation. We'd love you to give £2 (or 2 euros or 2 dollars or 2 rands or 2 kwanzas, for those of you in Angola) to the kids in Japan - consider it the entrance fee to TwitGP2 on April 17th.
Everyone's got £2 to spare - you probably lost it down the back of the sofa today. But it'll do more good being donated here than staying hidden in your three piece suite. Some of the stories about the orphanages in Japan after the recent earthquakes and tsunami are deeply moving, and this seems the least we can do to help the most vulnerable members of a society that has done masses for bike fans over the years.
In short, we'll do some typing, you do some giving, and hopefully we all get to make a few people's lives just a tiny bit better.
By the way, cynics (and we were cynical to begin with ourselves), should realise that with all the Gift Aid stuff included, if you give £2, then the charity actually DIRECTLY receives £2.35. JustGiving handle all the cash.
Here's Just Giving's blurb:
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. 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. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - we raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
PS - want to give more than £2? Feel free, but there's no pressure. We did, if only to guarantee better seats in the grandstands at Twitegi.