In CARD's history there has never been a fundraiser like him!
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John writes on his fundraising page:
This year I have set a new challenge for myself - to run 3 marathons in 3 different countries:
- Kazbegi, Georgia on the 07th September 2013
- Dublin, Ireland on the 28th October 2013
- Dubai, U.A.E. on the 24th January 2014
Each marathon will present a different challenge: high altitude running in Kazbegi, wet and cold Irish weather in Dublin and 30 degrees Celsius heat and humidity in Dubai. My goal is to complete each one under 4 hours, which I have yet to achieve.
I decided to sponsor CARD again this year. Money raised last year paid for 4 months English Conversation classes at CARDs vocational training centre in Ganja. 38 students from vulnerable backgrounds attended twice weekly classes.
This year your donations will go towards therapy classes at the Psychiatric Hospital in Ganja. Cost of one month therapy class in art and handicrafts is 340 GBP, it is my goal to raise enough money to cover the cost of therapy class for 12 months. During these classes (2 times a week art and 3 times a week handicraft), about 20 patients are able to learn and discover new skills, they are able to develop more self-esteem and enjoy the loving care of CARD’s therapy workers.
I have chosen “Central Asian Research and Development (CARD)” which offers aid to most vulnerable sectors of society in Azerbaijan in the form of education, children’s welfare, mental health, vocational training and development. Please see more information about CARD’s activities in attached charity link.
Please help me raise funds by sponsoring me at Kazbegi, Dublin and Dubai Marathons.