Make our pain worthwhile

Dear Friends

It’s not about animals today, it’s about 90 feet.  Yes, the 90 feet belonging to the 45 brave (or may be slightly mad!) runners who will be competing in the Great South Run in Portsmouth, this Sunday, on behalf of Born Free – and guess who will be one of them?  I am joined in this foolhardy, but fun(?) endeavour, not only by 40 friends of Born Free, but by Mandy, Alison and Rachel from the Born Free office.  All their hard work and training peaks as we slice our way through the field of 18,000 runners seeking immortality and the prospect of our names being engraved on some cup or other. 

No, of course, that’s just a flight of fancy!  As the rain and wind lash the course, we will drag ourselves round but, with your help, raise significant funds for Born Free. The four of us set a target of £1,000.  We are 80% of the way to the target but wouldn’t it be great to pass that milestone (pun intended). 

So there’s 48 hours to go, and if you feel like supporting us, then please go to

We will be posting pictures from the event next week.

Blogging off


One Response to “Make our pain worthwhile”

  1. Jonathan Says:

    I have spent some time reading about campaigns and appeals; asking myself why things get the way they are…asking friends their opinion….debating…etc If I thought before that the work you do was great, well I now think it is PRICELESS.