Good news everyone! Tash has persuaded me to get up off my lazy arse and run a 10k with her. It's already unclear to me why I signed up to this but I'm in it now and so I may as well put the sweaty mess I'll be at the end of it to good use. Predictably we couldn't agree on a single charity to run for so all donations will be split between two charities:
Meryon's Charity - A Rocha: An environmental group who run projects across the world. I went to help out at their field centre in Portugal last summer where they are doing excellent research into how climate change might be affecting storm petrel migration. A lot of their projects run on a shoestring and are only possible because of the dedication of the organisers and volunteers so any money I can send them will really help in their mission to help us understand and protect the natural world!
Tasha's Charity - English Pen: Fighting for free speech and access to literary resources, English Pen do amazing work fighting for some of the most vulnerable groups in the UK including prisoners and disadvantaged children. Any money will help them to continue supporting those who do not have access to books.
We'd really appreciate anything you could donate, no matter how small! All donations will earn a glimpse of the "Meryon Roderick 10K aftershot" so there's that... Cheers y'all!