Asia Child Support
[ R ] Today we got pictures from Asia Child Support (ACS) showing our donations being used for lunches for elementary school kids in Nepal. ACS is a non-profit organisation supporting children and people in asian countries such as Nepal, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Thai. They have helped with creating schools, wells and shelters, while supporting street children living in desperate environments. So far they have built 77 schools, more than 600 wells and supported more than 200,000 people through shelters, food support and medical support. For more info visit: http://www.okinawa-acs.jp
[ T ] SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation with a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people living on the Mentawai and Nias islands off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their community development philosophy is about helping people to help themselves, dramatically improving people’s quality of life. SurfAid is working on programs for lasting change, assisting and guiding the efforts of more than 100,000 residents in 234 scattered villages.
I was lucky to visit Nias back in 2003 for a short surf trip. It’s one of my favorite travel memories. The hospitality was amazing and the people were so genuine and warm. Days surfing lagundri bay are still etched in my memory. Almost exactly 1 year later I heard the news of the Asian Tsunami devastating the region with its epicenter just off the coast of Nias. It was then I found out about the work of SurfAid.
More Air are happy to support their work. If you’re interested in finding out more about what they do visit: http://www.surfaidinternational.org
Net Magazine, Issue 229
[ R ] Our makeover for SWALLOW Charity is in the latest issue of Net Magazine (229). They’re a fantastic charity helping people with learning disabilities. It was a pleasure to help them with some ideas for a redesign of their website.
ウェブサイトを再度デザインするプロジェクト”メークオーバー”で、学習障害を持つ人たちをサポートするチャリティー団体、SWALLOWのホームページをデザインしました。その内容が Net Magazine(229)の最新号に掲載されています。今回はホームページだけのデザインでしたが、近い将来にウェブサイトを再度デザインしたいと思っています。
[ T ] As luck would have it the BHF were forced to cancel this years Ridgeway Randonnee. They couldn’t secure insurance and so called the whole thing off. But that’s not the end of the story…
After making our way down from London in the van with a night stop in Marlborough, we decided to take on the ride anyway with a handful of other equally bloody-minded riders who showed up regardless. Once we got on the track it was pretty clear why they’d called it off. Let’s just say it was pretty hardcore… a mixture of pain, misery, fun (in places), and mysteriously eerie landscapes in the rain.
Respect to Rieko for completing the 1st half (41 miles) especially on that day. Unfortunately by the time we got to the half way point it was already 4pm and so I decided to call it a day on finishing the rest.
Thanks for all your donations! We raised £625 for the British Heart Foundation.