It’s the 2nd of January, 2015. Wait, does that read 2015, like Two Thousand and Fifteen? Flip, that means it’s challenge time. I have been thinking about this and training for this for a while now. 12 Marathons in 12 months for Gorta Self Help Africa. In 2015. That’s NOW!
I’ll let you know more about my first event in my blog on Monday, so keep your eyes and ears out for that!! Today I just want to let you know what Gorta Self Help Africa do so you get an idea where your sponsorship money will go to. Talk to you again on Monday! BTW the page you can donate at is: http://www.mycharity.ie/event/patrick_mercies_12marathonsin12monthsin2015
And if you know farming or sports related or any other companies that want to sponsor me, please put me in touch via 083-3008963 so I can tell them what they get back!
Self Help Africa is an international development agency that seeks to end hunger and poverty in Africa.
Their efforts are focussed on farming and food production. Why? - because 80% of Africans rely directly on small-scale farming for their survival, and because most land has the potential to grow much much more.
They help rural households to grow more food and earn more from their work. They help families to diversify farming activities, and to access markets for their produce. They help African women - who do the bulk of the work on most small farms.
For 30 years Self Help Africa has been working to with rural communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Benin, Malawi, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.
Self Help Africa provides training and technical support, and assists rural poor communities in a wide variety of ways to produce more food, earn more from their land, and create opportunities to improve their lives and circumstances.