Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Running2Rwanda - under starter's orders

Almost time to get started, just need to get all the links together.

The idea is simple - make a donation and register for the event at R2RSignUp, then from 1st April, log all your running miles (spreadsheet coming soon). If we get enough people running enough miles, we'll soon run the 4245 miles from Formby to Shyira!

If you don't fancy the running part, but still want to support the team, please visit R2RSupport - all the money goes to help safe motherhood and midwifery training projects in Shyira, Rwanda.

Donating through these pages is simple, quick and secure (but beware the default donation amount!). And if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent the charity will receive an extra 28% at no cost to you.

Thank you for your support.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Coming soon - Running to Rwanda

First there was Running for Rwanda, then Running in Rwanda - next: Running TO Rwanda.

Not solo, and not physically, but a sort of virtual relay, so I'm looking for volunteers to help me run the distance between Formby and Shyira - 4245 miles as the crow flies.

It doesn't matter how far or how fast you can run - if you can put one foot in front of the other, every mile is a mile nearer to the target. So whether you run 10 miles a day, 10 miles a week, or even if you struggle to run 10 miles in a month, you can be part of the Rwandathon.

Of course, the whole idea is to raise funds for midwifery training and safe motherhood projects in Shyira, Rwanda, so I'm asking everyone who joins up to make a donation to Shyira Trust. I'm suggesting a minimum of £5 - where else can you take part in a 4625 mile run for a fiver?

I'm still putting the finishing touches together, so watch this space. If I can get enough people to volunteer, I plan to kick it off next week (April 1st) with an ambitious target of reaching our goal by 5th May - International Day of the Midwife.