Last Sunday saw me complete the run part of #buildalibrarian.
After Hoohaah race
On a personal level I was very pleased with a time of 52 minutes 11 seconds which was miles inside my previous best (and triggered some extra performance related money!).
Fund raising wise I have gone well beyond what I hoped. At the time of typing there is over six hundred pounds on the totaliser even without the gift aid. The Just Giving site will stay active for another three months so there is still time for a bit more money to trickle in. I have already updated it with some before and after pics. There will be terrible red faced action shots worse than the above for kind supporters.
I hope to update in future about Partnerships in Health Information – have a look at their spiffy new website http://www.phiinafrica.org/!
Partnerships in Health Information is a small charity I have supported for a number of years. They work with African libraries to build capacity, support evidence based practice and improve public access to health information.
Last year I spent the morning exchanging knowledge with two Tanzanian librarians who had been hosted by PHI as Commonwealth Professional Fellows for a three month study tour in the UK. It was a great reminder of the valuable work PHI do. I was also prompted by a tweet about #buyalibrary from a couple of years back. I hope people will be as keen to #buildalibrarian
I have registered to run in the Hoohaah run on the 21st of June. There is 10k to cover with a bit more by way of gradient than I am used to so it should be reasonably hard work.
I am using JustGiving as PHI have an account with them and as a very small charity this is a very effective way to get money to them. I am not a great runner by any means – lumbering of foot and red of face. You can track my early morning efforts on Endomondo if you want to be sure I am not slacking off.
If you can give a little something that would be great. Even better would be if you could give a little something and share what I am trying to do (https://www.justgiving.com/Hoohaah-for-PHI/). Or just share!