Running (on solid ground)

You may have noticed a new addition to our sidebar on the right, flashing and moving and generally getting your attention in a (hopefully) not too obtrusive way. I’m running the Bupa London 10,000 10k race in May, and I’m putting myself through all the training, sweat, and aches and pains in aid of the Royal Lifeboats (RNLI).

For obvious reasons, this is a charity very close to our daily lives, as they’re the search and rescue team that would come to our aid if anything should happen to us on the tidal Thames or in UK coastal waters. They’re entirely staffed by volunteers and don’t chug or bother you on the streets and are in general just a very nice charity. The funds I raise will go directly to training the volunteers at our local base, as they’ve got to have very specialised (and expensive) training to carry out their duties.

So if you have any spare cash you’d like to send the RNLI’s way, please use the shiny widget on the right, or this-here donation button:

We’re also contemplating opening up Hendrik for some charity dinners for a few very limited seatings in April to help raise funds for the RNLI. We’re both very keen cooks and can cook to a multitude of dietary restrictions, so if you’re interesting in dining on deck (weather permitting, otherwise in the saloon) for a minimum donation to the RNLI, please leave a comment below so we can judge interest and arrange a date for you to come dine on the Thames.

- posted by Melissa Fehr on 4 March 2008, 13:57 in