Charity

ORBIS
Orbis is dedicated to preserving and restoring the sight of the poorest people in the poorest communities across the world. Through innovative programmes and partnerships, Orbis creates long-term, lasting solutions to prevent and cure blindness worldwide. We provide the tools, training and technology for local doctors and health care professionals to develop solutions to tackle avoidable blindness in their own countries. By building long-term capabilities in eye care institutions, Orbis supports its partners in providing quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and ultimately sustainable.
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BREWIN & JOHNSON RUN THE LONDON MARATHON

Fundraisers: 
Will Brewin, Andy Johnson

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ORBIS1

 Thanks for taking the time to visit our page!

We are running the London Marathon on the 22nd of April in order to raise £4000+ for ORBIS, a charity committed to preventing avoidable blindness in the poorest communities around the world. 

In low income countries, 80% of blind people don’t need to be. Conditions such as cataracts, which are often easily operable in developed countries, can cause a lifetime’s worth of blindness in countries where quality eye care is out of reach. Orbis is committed to providing the tools, training and technology to develop sustainable solutions.

We are truly thankful for all of your donations, the support means a lot to us, it will keep us going through the gruelling training! We have (potentially stupidly) signed up for a number of half marathons in the build up to the 22nd April. Between us we are running Watford, Bath, Eastbourne and Reading.  We also have some other interesting events lined up including a 24 hour relay race from London to Cardiff!

If you are eligible to claim gift aid, do please select this, as it adds extra funds for the charity.

Finally, if you are in London on the day, please turn out to cheer us on! We will need all the support we can get!

Truly many thanks!


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UPDATE: 18/01/2012

We have decided to up the challenge with a couple more events!

13/14th April - Andy is running in a 12-Man Relay Team from London to Cardiff (160 Miles) in 24 hours. I am the first reserve so hopefully I'll get a place in the team too... More details of the challenge are available on http://www.londoncardiff24.co.uk/raceoverview.html

6th May - We will both be running the alluringly beautiful yet hilly Neolithic Cross-Country Marathon from Avebury to Stonehenge.

In the coming weeks leading up to the events we will be posting updates of how were getting on at https://www.facebook.com/ORBISUK along with the other Team ORBIS runners. This is also a great place to see where your donations are going :)

Please give what you can :) and thanks to all who have already donated!

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UPDATE: 31/3/2012

We are running Reading Half tomorrow and are excited to be joined by Andy Marshall who is going to be running for the cause with no training! We are crashing at his humble abode tonight... the foundations for tomorrow have been layed with a mountain of pasta.

The race training did not start well when the Watford half was snowed off in February.  However Bath was a perfectly crisp morning and I managed to get a pb :)  Johnson has been plagued with a knee injury for 6 weeks and has been unable to train but is back racing tomorrow.  Injury has also struck down a Cardiff runner so I will now be joining the team.

Please give what you can :) Just 3 weeks until London!!!  Many thanks

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UPDATE: 4/4/2012

Reading Half was brilliant, great atmosphere all the way round!!

In other marathon news unfortunately we have had to pull out of the relay team run to Cardiff.  Apologies to anyone who has donated on the premise that we would be running in the relay too.  We will definitely be running the Neolithic cross country Marathon on the 6th of May, even if either of us get injured in the Marathon and have to pull out we will guarantee to complete a different marathon ASAP.

Cheers again for taking the time to visit our page and please give what you can :)

Recent donors

30.06.12 Offline Fundraising. Thanks all!

02.05.12 Congratulations Will - you finished the run in an amazing time - so well deserving of the doubled donation amount! Allan

30.04.12 WEll Done Will xx

27.04.12 Well Done Will

27.04.12 Well done!

26.04.12 Bravo Andy!

25.04.12 Well done Andy, keep up with the MoveALot...

25.04.12

23.04.12 Andy, Bad luck with the injury re-occutring. Great effort to give it a go.

23.04.12 Well done you!

22.04.12

22.04.12 Some serious donations up in here... Good luck today, smash the streets!

21.04.12 Good luck tomorrow! I'll be watching as looking out for a few people, prob standing around embankment

21.04.12 Good luck dude!

20.04.12 For The First Time. All for Love . Passion. Every Beat of My Heart. It's All Over Now. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

20.04.12 Best of luck Andy! Hope you have your iTunes playlist and your Jelly Babies at the ready!

20.04.12 Good luck, wishing you all the best on Sunday!

20.04.12 Good Luck boys!

20.04.12 Ironmaaaaaaaan!! Best of luck to you bud, hope it goes well :)

19.04.12 Good luck, Rocky. Hope it goes well - am sure it will. :)

19.04.12 Good luck Andy I shall be watching on TV

19.04.12 Good luck Andy,I know you will do your best!! xx

19.04.12 I look forward to seeing the blur of 2 Mullet wigs blazing passed us on sunday!

19.04.12

19.04.12 Good luck Will!

£1,303.51

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,458.51
Total donors:
50
Last donor:
Will
30.06.12  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00