AU$4,335.00raised of AU$17,000.00 goal goal
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Seeing the incoming images of destruction caused by Cyclone Yasa to Fijian communities, I've been wondering what I can do to help. I am a board member for Habitat for Humanity Fiji (HFHF), an organisation that concentrates on providing decent housing to Fijians.
It costs approximately F$25,000 to build a house that can withstand cyclones. HFHF houses are testament to that. When the immediate relief effort is over, people will need decent housing and HFHF can help with that.
I've decided to put my running obsession to good use. So here's the challenge. I plan to run 100 kilometers in ten days. That means I will be running on Christmas day, and during the hottest, most humid time of the year in Fiji. And I'm asking that you sponsor me.
Please pledge whatever amount you can. Let's see if we can build a house or more.
I will post the runs daily to help you keep track of my efforts.
- Nicholas Barnes
- Fundraising manager
Vinaka vakalevu for your support!Update posted by Nicholas Barnes at 09:26 am
Thanks to your generosity, Nick raised F$50,000 which is enough to build two houses that can withstand cyclones.We want to keep you updated on how we will use your generous funds.First, the context: More detail of TC Yasa’s impact emergesAs you know, on 18-19 December, 2020, category 5 Severe Tropical. . . . .
A #TCYasa update: we're still standingUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:48 am
We're going to keep this page open for a little longer, but between donations here and those made into Habitat's account in Fiji, we're over the $15K mark. Sill a little way to go to reach our target of raising enough to build one new home in Vanua Levu so. . . . .
And we're there...but you can still support usUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:41 am
Run 10/10 100k complete. A huge thank you to everyone who turned up this morning to help me through that last 10k. It’s done and so far we think we have raised about 15k so please keep those donations coming folks/ every little bit helps us build back stronger. Thanks
Run nine and back in SuvaUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:37 am
Run 9/10. A huge thank you to my running bud Noelene, keeping me honest as always and easing me through the penultimate 10k.Last 10k tomorrow - I have approx 13k pledged and donated so one last push people. Whatever you can afford doesn’t matter how small.#HFHF #100k in 10 days!
Day 8 and the end is in sight!Update posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:45 am
80 km down after this morning's efforts and while the legs are a little heavy, I'm all good for the last 20kms!
Day 7Update posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:39 am
Run no 7/10. Tired legs but 70k down and 30k to go. #HFHF#100k in 10days.
Day six: over the halfway mark!Update posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:37 am
6 am start for run no 6 of10. 60k done!40 to go and the ole body is just about holding up. #HFHF#100kin10days.
Sugar city Christmas runUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:33 am
Run no 5 of 10. Christmas day run around Lautoka. 50k knocked off and sorted the Lovo when I got back!👌🏽💪#HFHF #100k in 10days. Merry Christmas everyone.
Day four: another early startUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:30 am
Early start for run no 4 of 10. 40k done 60k to go. Thank you to my running bud the awesome Noelene for keeping me honest and on target.#HHHF #100k in 10 days.
Day threeUpdate posted by Nicholas Barnes at 02:24 am
Run no 3 of 10 had company. Thank you Richard and Noelene . 70k left !#100 k in 10 days.# HFHF