Thursday, 27 October 2011

Liverpool Santa Dash 2011

Now that Running2Rwanda has finished, and the RunLiverpool Marathon has been and gone, the athletics world can focus on its next major event - the Liverpool Santa Dash 2011.

Some of the team at Liverpool Santa Dash 2009
Some of the team at
Liverpool Santa Dash 2009
Yes, it's back. The Liverpool Santa Dash is the biggest and best Fun Run in the UK, if not the world!

It may be a Fun Run to most people, but to us it's serious - it's another chance to raise much-needed funds for Shyira Trust to support their projects in Rwanda. I have run the Liverpool Santa Dash every year since it started - sometimes running it twice! This year we'll have a team of 12 running for our charity. As usual, we're fund-raising for Midwifery and Safe Motherhood projects in a country with one of the highest maternal and neo-natal death rates in the world.

But if you think you can't make a difference, think again - Robinah, our first sponsored midwife, qualified in 2009. There were no maternal deaths in Shyira in 2010 - the first time this had ever happened. And there have been none in 2011.

Fidele qualifies this year, and between them they have made a huge difference. Between us, WE can make a difference. Even a couple of pounds can save a life. So dig deep, and make a donation at our fundraising page.

We have no overheads, so every penny raised at the Liverpool Santa Dash 2011, and every other fund-raiser, goes to the project it was intended for – and if you are a UK taxpayer, giving Gift Aid consent will boost your donation.

On behalf of the team at the Liverpool Santa Dash, and the people of Shyira, Thank you for your support.