Report from Martin Hansford :-
Like many people at this time of year I have been putting myself through a ridiculous training schedule in order to run a marathon – mine is the Paris Marathon this weekend ... so fortunately, I have finished all my training now.
I am raising funds for a charity many of you will be aware of - the Tag Rugby Trust (www.tagrugbytrust.co.uk). I have been banging this charity’s drum for a number of years now as I get to see first-hand the work it does and the difference it makes – over 20,000 boys and girls have been through the Tag programme in the last 9 years ! The donation site is easy to find – just click here to go to the JustGiving site or use http://www.justgiving.com/TRTParisRunners
On 6th August 2010 disaster struck the Himalayan region of Ladakh. Flash floods transformed the picturesque landscape into a disaster zone, destroying vital infrastructure, houses, schools and medical facilities. More than 200 people died and 1000 families were left homeless.
Deacon and Richardson are proud to be entering a team into this year's Brighton Marathon!
Money raised is going to support our work at Architecture for Humanity.
Please support them by making a donation, this can be made to either Mark or Jack (or both!) by clicking here.
AHEAD has organised a sponsored charity bike ride for Sunday 5 June 2011. All proceeds of the ride will be used to build a vocational training centre for disadvantaged people in Ethiopia so that they will be able to earn a living.
Mardi Gras is done and the Spring Concert Series starts next Wednesday. We will be having a cleanup day this Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 to noon to get things in order. They'll provide water, snacks and tools, your provide the fun. So come out, improve your favorite park and enjoy the great weather. Thanks!
On February 22nd, Christchurch, NZ, was struck by a powerful and devastating earthquake. A state of emergency has been declared and at this moment hundreds of people are still missing. You can help bring relief and much needed aid to the people of Christchurch. 25% from the sale of each tee will fund Architecture for Humanity's efforts to rescue those people still trapped and to rebuild the city. The chosen design will be available at Threadless.
The Emerging Professionals Leadership Academy is part of USGBC'S goal to build the organizational capacity and effectiveness of USGBC and its chapters. In this six-month, application-only program, they aim to provide free leadership development opportunities for Emerging Professionals (EP) and to strengthen the relationship between EPs and USGBC, as well between EPs and their chapters.
Who is eligible to apply?
Age: We are accepting applicants age 21 thru 30. Applicants may use their age at the time of application. 31 or older and 20 or younger are not eligible.
Even as news and information continues to pour in from Japan, it’s still difficult to comprehend the earthquake’s unbelievable devastation. The most recent statistics estimate that 1.4 million people lack access to water and more than 400,000 are displaced. As victims of the earthquake and tsunami struggle to find basic shelter, food, and water, people around the world have been springing into action.
Architecture for Humanity and its' teams in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto are partnering with other organizations to mobilize around the long term reconstruction effort.
We are asking you to give now, so we can build later.
The Sponge Sustainability Network and RIBA Development and Disaster Relief Knowledge Community are joining forces once again and this year's event will be exploring the potential use of technology in providing built environment solutions to the developing world.
AfH UK are really excited to announce that following an award from the Vodafone World of Difference programme, Alasdair Dixon will be working with us during March and April. You can follow his blog here.
Alasdair Dixon - World of Difference
Our intrepid builder who comes to our aid in times of need, is now in need of our help - he's in training for the London Marathon (2nd. time round) in support of the NSPCC.
Please support him by following the link to donate.