In search of Nessie – two of our members are running round Loch Ness to save lives!

In search of Nessie – two of our members are running round Loch Ness to save lives!

September 30, 2011 12:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On the 2nd October Soraya Bowen and I will be running round Loch Ness in order to try and raise awareness of Nothing but Nets. Nothing but Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. Sadly, every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from Malaria but Malaria is preventable. Just $10 covers the cost of a net, its distribution and educating recipients on its use.

JCI London has set a target of 50 bednets for this year so Soraya and I are hoping that you will be able to support our efforts to help them achieve this. Soraya is running in the 10k event and I am running the marathon – eek! We think the aching will be worth it as we doing this in the hope that people will send one of those all important bednets.

As the name Nothing but Nets suggests it really is simple – sending nets saves lives – and it would be very much appreciated by Soraya and I if you could send a bednet so we hope you will take a look at our fundraising page:

http://www.globalproblems-globalsolutions.org/site/TR/Events/NB
N?px=2606525&pg=personal&fr_id=1040

Many thanks,
Alex Illsley

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