James Clarry


Links International Trust
Established in 1985 as a registered charity, Links International works with partners in the west and in developing countries to educate, empower, resource and inspire individuals and communities to break free from the cycle of poverty. This is achieved through community healthcare, micro-enterprise development, training resources, income-generating projects and strategic partnerships. The result is holistic and sustainable. Links provides project support, oversight, and strategic advice to its partners. Accountability is key to ensure successful, sustainable projects. Links invests time and resources in project visits, communication and financial reporting. ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ (Chinese Proverb) We love teaching people how to fish but believe that, if they are not given a fishing rod, they may still starve. That’s why Links ‘links’ education to practical projects with a strategy that, quite literally, save lives.
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James Clarry's fundraising page

James Clarry

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesClarryLondonMarathon201

I turned 40 last April.  I have never run a marathon before but apparently life begins at 40, so I decided that it might be time to start….  

I am not going to lie to you:  I have found the training difficult - more than anything, finding the time to run 3-4 times each week has been a real challenge, on top of an already busy life, not to mention the impact that the training is having on my (old!) body in running over 30 miles every 7 days.   But I am running with a purpose, which helps me through the dark nights, blisters and constant aches and pains.

I don’t enjoy asking people for sponsorship. But I am proud to be associated with a charity that make a significant difference to people’s lives. Please take a look at the work of Links International (http://linksinternational.org.uk).  Andy Read, the CEO at Links, is a good friend of mine and I am pleased to be able to support him in facilitating change that is helping whole communities break out of poverty.

Links International is committed to changing lives and transforming communities. Links works with strategic partners in developing countries to inspire, empower, train and resource individuals and communities to break free from poverty and its effects. This is achieved through community healthcare, micro-enterprise development, agriculture, leadership development, delivery of strategic projects, resources and training.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my page.  Please help me to help Andy and Links International in their outstanding work.  And, in doing so, help me round every painful step of the London Marathon course in April 2015. 


Recent donors

21.05.15 well done James

06.05.15 Just like the man in the Dinosaur outfit, I got there in the end!

28.04.15 Super impressive run. And a very worthwhile cause. Well done!

28.04.15 Well done indeed .... best wishes and delighted to help push you over the line to £10,000 .....

27.04.15 Well done James (and Annie and the kids), what an amazing achievement for a great cause

27.04.15 James, thank you for doing this and am sure it will inspire others. My warmest admiration for the act and my respect for the engagement and dedication.

27.04.15 Well done James on a superb achievement ! Alex.

27.04.15 GO JAMES!!!! What an AMAZING amount of money you'rve raised!! Really incredible. Hope it all went well yesterday and you're not too sore today. Take care, Bernadette

27.04.15 Great achievement, well done.


27.04.15 Well done James!

27.04.15 We're all very proud of you James

27.04.15 Under 4 hours well done !

26.04.15 Very well done James - what an amazing achievement!

26.04.15 Well done James - sorry was so late!

26.04.15 Well done James.

26.04.15 Hope you've made it around by now !! If not, I want my money back ;) well done !

26.04.15 I hope today goes well!

26.04.15 Hope you enjoyed the day.

26.04.15 Donating whilst you're running - hope it gives your wings on your feet! Mike

26.04.15 Something special from the Gaffer

26.04.15 Hey, driving back through London last night as the road prep was starting, I was thinking 'JC must be having butterfly tummy sleeps, must donate'. Hope it all goes well. Good job and good luck!

26.04.15 Good luck today!

26.04.15 Today's the day. Good Luck

26.04.15 Best of luck my old friend! Watch out for the cobbles.


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andrew christie
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