Thank you for visiting my fundraising page
On October 25th, I will be running the Washington marathon for Merlin. I am challenging myself to run a marathon in under 4 hours but more importantly to raise money for a charity that helps millions of the worlds poorest people. I am covering the costs of running the marathon, so all the fundraising will directly benefit Merlin.
Merlin specialises in health, saving lives in times of crisis and then staying to rebuild shattered health care systems. I know there are many importantly causes, but I feel strongly if I was a mother looking for a doctor to treat my child or a mosquito net to protect my family from malaria, I would be very grateful for Merlins help.
Merlin does 2 things: It provides emergency medical relief when there's been a disaster, whether natural or man made, and then uniquely, Merlin stays long after the disaster to re-build the health care systems of those countries. That's a mammoth task, but look how even a few dollars can make a big difference.
$2 will vaccinate a child against measles
$7 will provide a family with a mosquito net
$200 with provide birthing kits for a community midwife to deliver 10 babies
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Any amount will make every mile less painful and more worthwhile.
To find out more about Merlin, their website is www.merlin.org.uk.
Thank you so much.