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I’m running the Marine Corps 10k race in Washington on October 25th with a team of 10 friends. We’ve pledged that we’re going to raise $25k for Merlin through running and various other activities we’ve got planned.
Merlin is an aid agency that provides healthcare services in the worst places in the world. Where there's a disaster or confict zone, Merlin is there: Darfur, Congo, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Liberia...the list goes on. Uniquely, Merlin doesn’t leave when the emergency phase is over. They stay and help the countries to rebuild their hospitals and clinics and get their ruined healthcare systems back on their feet. To find out more about Merlin visit their website www.merlin.org.uk.
I’m particularly moved by the work Merlin do in maternal health and infant mortality and have set myself a personal target of raising $2,500 which is enough to train a midwife and equip her with everything she needs to save the lives of mothers and babies in countries where 1 in 4 babies are dying before the age of 5. (e.g. in Liberia.) As my own 5 year old starts Kindergarten I really want to do something to help other mothers who deserve the same chance for their little ones. Merlin faces a mammoth task but here's how a few dollars from us can make a big difference........
$2 will vaccinate a child against measles
$7 will provide a family with a mosquito net
$20 can pay for 2,000 chlorine tablets for safe drinking
$200 will provide birthing kits for a community midwife to deliver 10 babies
There are so many important causes which I know many of you support so I really appreciate any donation. All monies raised will go directly to Merlin - I'm covering the costs of the race & trip to Washington myself.
Thank you so much for your donation and your support.