We can’t stop the war,but we can make someone’s day a little brighter…
What has become the refugee crisis is one of the great humanitarian desasters of our time. How it is dealt with on a large scale is a shameful disgrace for most parts, all difficulties taken into account.
Without private aid, compassionate, hands-on people from everywhere this would truly be the dark ages. Among the many great charities doing amazing work I want to support a local one having an impact. The Highlands Support Refugees is a local initiative of above mentioned hands-on people that have already collected and delivered emergency aid to Calais, Serbia and as far as Greece.
“We dispatch clothes (mens, women, children, baby), shoes, toiletries, sleeping bags, tents, mats, pots, pans, candles, sanitary goods etc. A 40ft container costs £3800 by sea to Greece. Almost all our fundraising pays for transport with a very small amount actually buying the things we need. Any funds you raise would go to pay for aid transportation” (Mike, The Highlands Support Refugees)
I’ve signed up for the Heb 3 challenge and will take part in Half Marathons on the Isle of Skye, Barra and the isle of Harris in the three weeks between 11th June and 2nd July; (Update 8.3.: and I’m taking part in next Sunday’s Inverness Half Marathon); at the end of September I’ll tackle my first Marathon along the banks of Loch Ness.
With proper training starting in March, I should be able to clock 1000km by the end of September. If you can help raise one pound for every kilometer I run I’d be hugely thankful.
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