Tuesday, 13 July 2010

London Triathlon: My Charity in the UK

My Charity in the UK

On 8th August (i.e. in less than a month!!) Rachel and I will be putting ourselves through a lot of pain when we'll be swimming 1,500m, cycling 40km and then finishing it all off with a short 10km run...! I know it is all self-inflicted, but to help ease the pain and at the same time helps some disadvantaged kids, it would be great if you could sponsor us so that Barnardo's can continue the fantastic work they are doing with disadvantaged children.

Barnardo's believe in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Whatever the issue, from drug mis-use to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness; Barnardo's believe they can bring out the best in every child and run over 415 projects across the UK. Learn more about Barnardo's on their website.

You can sponsor us through our fundraising page with
Virgin Money Giving.

We really appreciate all of your support and donations.

Watch this space for details of what it's like to swim again after several years hiatus...

London Triathlon: My Charity in Australia


Friends of Brain Injured Children

When I did the London Marathon with the support of a number of people we managed to raise $2,823 - at roughly $60 a session you all helped provide 47 much needed sessions, including physiotherapy, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic or acupressure. None of these services are provided by any government source, so the parents are always struggling to pay therapy costs. This is why I want to raise funds again for FBIC as I aim to swim 1,500m, cycle 40km and run 10km on 8th August.

As many of you know, my Godson, Ryan, had a few ‘complications’ when he was born which resulted in him being born with brain damage. Cara & Jeff, Ryan's parents, were provided with a lot of support from FBIC who helped them get through some very difficult times.

You can learn more about FBIC on their website.

If you would like to support FBIC, please send a cheque made out to “Friends of Brain Injured Children (ACT) Inc” to the below address. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided. Please let them know you are supporting my triathlon so we know how much we’ve raised together.

Friends of Brain Injured Children
SHOUT Office
PO Box 717
Mawson ACT 2607

Or alternatively payments can be made electronically to their Commonwealth Bank account at:

Friends of Brain Injured Children
BSB: 062 902
Account number: 00903646

Please email Libby Steeper at libbysteeper@gmail.com with your name and address, date & amount donated and receipt number (if known) so they can send/email you a receipt.

Thanks for your support!!