There are few more effective ways to assist just-one‘s important work in Kathmandu than to help us raise the funds continually needed for our ongoing success. Whether it’s the once-off donations we graciously receive from those who generously support our work, or the regular contributions that our more ardent supporters kindly sign up to, it all culminates in empowering our small team of dedicated staff here in Nepal to continue engaging in their unending efforts, reaching out to evermore children and helping them build happier and more secure futures for themselves.
School students organising quiz nights, cake sales, loose-change collections and crazy-hair days; adult supporters holding coffee mornings, fashion shows, dinner parties and sponsored cycles; newly-weds selflessly requesting donations to just-one rather than wedding gifts from those attending their special day and proud parents too, kindly doing similar to celebrate the arrival of a new member to the family; companies, large and small, generously contributing in cash or in kind and their staff associations sometimes clubbing together to do likewise… These are just a few random examples of the various ways in which our small but loyal army of supporters continues to help us do what we do!
As I type these lines, there’s one such endeavour under-way on the cobbled streets of Rome – across which our dear friend, Billi Bierling, in Bib # 1024, is amongst over 19,000 runners currently 3 hours into the 20th Maratona di Roma, on what looks like a potentially stormy day in the Italian capital. Some weeks back now, Billi very kindly agreed to allow her March 23rd marathon run double as an awareness raising / fund-raising opportunity for just-one and has, so far, managed to raise in excess of €4,500 via this page on her climbing website!! Perhaps you’d be so kind as to help her out with this trojan effort by visiting her page and kindly contributing to her very welcome initiative in aid of our work. I’ve no doubt that Billi would really appreciate it and I can assure you that all at just-one would too!
Or maybe Billi’s marvellous undertaking will simply inspire you to do something similar over the weeks, months and years ahead and help keep just-one moving forward, progressing from year to year and helping more and more children through the myriad of challenges they each bravely face on a bay-to-day basis, here amidst an ever-troubled Nepal. Huge thanks to those of you who’ve already contributed in whatever way to the still unfolding story of just-one and, for the day that’s in it, a very special word of thanks to Billi Bierling and her own army of loyal and generous friends who’ve kindly helped make this most recent instance of support as valuable as it has most certainly been.
*** Race Result ***
In news just in, we’re delighted to share that Billi successfully completed her marathon in a time of 04:05:03. The total she has so far managed to raise stands at a very impressive €4,645 and we’re hopeful that this figure will rise further still before Billi returns to Kathmandu… Here’s the link again to Billi’s fundraising page if you’d like to kindly help make that happen! ;o)