Friday, October 05, 2012

Blog Action Day 2012 - The Power of We

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.
In honour of my father who passed away on the 29th of September 2012 after collapsing from a massive heart attack while he was on his routine early morning jog back home in Shillong north east India, I am going to train much harder and run every mile for him. 
He knows that his son is a global nomad who is born free to roam the planet and he was proud of me when I told him that I had decided to run 10 miles in the Great South Run on 28th of October 2012 to support the work of the Born Free Foundation.
He told me to wake up early every morning and train harder since I had just a month left when I spoke to him over the phone yesterday. I just can't believe that he is gone now and I will really miss him dearly.
My father has been running the race for 73 years fighting for what he believed in serving God, Family, Community and Homeland - Now he has passed the baton to me and at 37 I am have to continue racing in his honour. To honour papa the Earth Tiger, I as his son the Wood Tiger will be running wild to save the remaining wild tigers for my little nephew the Metal Tiger.

But the show must go on so I am asking all my friends around the world to please pledge £10 for the 10 miles for me in rememberance of my father who had inspired me to be a runner from a young age. He wanted me to continue supporting the amazing work of this charity which is led by an inspirational woman I respect Virginia McKenna OBE, Founder and Trustee.
Virginia and her team have recently rescued Lions kept in captivity in Ethiopia and reintegrated them in their natural habitat. I am looking forward to working with her in India to protect endangered tiger habitats.
So please dig deep and Donate now. If you are in the UK you can sent a text to 70070 with LION77 £10 

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