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Iain Brackenridge

Iain runs the Marathon des Sables 2016

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi all, thank you very much for visiting my page. [/p] [p]In April 2016 I, along with a number of other people of questionable sanity, will be embarking on 31st edition of the Marathon des Sables. Dubbed 'the toughest foot race on earth' this event is a six day 251km (156mile) race through the Sahara desert. Daytime temperatures reaching 50ºC and me carrying everything I need for those six days on my back will undoubtedly make this one of the most challenging things I will ever do in my life.[/p] [p]I am fundraising on behalf of the charity MapAction. They are a non-governmental organisation that specialise in providing mapping for humanitarian emergencies. From the Asian tsunami in 2004 right up to the 2015 Nepalese earthquake, MapAction’s volunteer teams deploy all over the world to provide geospatial support to those in need. Before aid agencies can help in disaster situations, their first requirement is information. Which areas have yet to be reached? Where are the relief resources? Where are the people in greatest need?[b] [/b]MapAction delivers this vital information in mapped form, from data gathered at the disaster scene. Creating a 'shared operational picture' is crucial for making informed decisions and delivering aid to the right place, quickly. [/p] [p]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations you could provide. I really think the work that MapAction do is amazing and a vital but often unknown part of humanitarian aid. If the lunacy of me running across a desert can aid their cause in any way, then I will consider all the suffering and exertion more than worth it.[/p] [p]Thanks again[/p] [p]Iain  [/p]

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Jun 1, 2016

Gail Baker

Well done

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2016

John Hartshorn

Well done, much respect!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2016

Mark Leeson

Well done! :)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2016

Peter Ullah

Well done Iain, what a fantastic achievement.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2016

Matt M.

Well done Iain!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2016

Rachael

As promised, the other half of your payment and a little extra for such an achievement! Absolutely incredible xx

Apr 24, 2016

Colin & Mary Graham

Well done Iain! Amazing achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2016

Robert Barnes

Well done Iain hope you reach your target.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2016

Steve Penson

Well played sir! Too early to plan your next challenge?

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 17, 2016

Stephen and Barbara Brand

Fantastic achievement Iain. Not the easiest of things to do. Well done from all the Brands in Dundee.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid