James Lambert, 2013 Community Director for JCI Southampton, shares his goals for the rest of the year:
“Since taking over as 2013 Communtiy Director my first priority has been to raise awareness of World Malaria Day which happens annually on 25th April. JCI is a proud sponsor of “Nothing But Nets” (visit www.jcinothingbutnets.com for more info) which is a global charity focused on providing mosquito nets to areas most affected by malaria.
One mosquito net can save up to 4 lives and JCI UK is aiming to save 1800 lives by buying 450 nets in 2013. One net costs $10 which works out about £6.50 (less than 2 pints of beer!). In Southampton we are keen to play a part in raising awareness of how parts of the world are affected by malaria and also to make a significant difference to a community by raising funds to buy 50 nets.
Any donation, no matter how big or small, will have a dramatic impact on the life expectancy in some of the poorest parts of the world. To donate please go to www.crowdrise.com/jciunitedkingdom/fundraiser/JCISouthampton
In addition to time spent in relation to World Malaria Day I have also started planning other fundraising events to raise money and awareness for JCI Southampton’s 2013 charity partner which is the Southampton Hospital Charity – our particular fundraising focus is to help the Cystic Fibrosis Ward of Southampton General Hospital. Please check our Events page or our Facebook page regularly for details of forthcoming events.”
Categorised in: Charity
This post was written by Drew Charman