Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My New Website and Fundraiser launched

My usual weekly update is one post below, as this is an additional special one this week. Firstly I've opened the comments, so you can post here too. I will set it to anyone can post, but I will set it so I can check them before they get posted live, otherwise the pages get flooded with adverts for all sorts!

This week marks a countdown to the MDS; less than 6 months to go. I've come a long way in 18 months and the time is right to get my fundraiser going.

I have launched a new website this week, designed to raise funds for my chosen charity Blackfriars Special School in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It's a school for 200 physically and mentally disabled children. My mother has devoted the last 30 years of her life as a welfare assistant there, inspired to enriching the lives of these children. So, it's a charity close to my own heart as well as a truly deserving cause. I am launching the fund raising effort now because I have a big target to hit, and the next few months will pass by in the blink of an eye.

I am hoping to get local media interest in this after Christmas, which I'm sure I will get. The MDS is not something you see people doing every day after all!

The new website is www.desertrace.co.uk

It's still work in progress to some extent, and I'll add to it as time goes by. You can learn a little more about me and Blackfriars, as well as find links and photos for the MDS. I have filled in my major events training calendar until February on there too.

Everyone please forward the link onto everyone you know now who might be amazed, shocked, inspired, or just think I'm a lunatic.

I've set a big target to raise, so every pound helps. If my blog has entertained or helped you at all, and you would consider donating, myself and Blackfriars would be truly indebted. So please everyone dig deep and help me reach my target for Blackfriars.

There is a 'sponsor me' link from my website on www.desertrace.co.uk or you can go direct to the fundraising page at


You will notice the little widget at the side of this blog which is a live link to the site, and shows the fundraising progress.

Thank you for your support everyone!

1 comment:

Steph Cooke said...

Hi Rich, your training seems to be going well, hopefully you are well on the way to getting your knee and hip problems sorted, they don't seem to be holding you back too much.
The website looks good, I am planning to set up a separate site at some point but probably not until next year. I like the events calendar.
All the best with the fund raising!