So I decided to.
I'm not running it, because I'd collapse. But I am walking the longer 10k version. Signed up not long back and have a Just Giving sponsorship page set up via the Race for Life people which is HERE.
On the matter of helping out those in New Zealand…..
As many on here will know, New Zealand was hit badly by an earthquake recently and there’s a lot of damage, people missing and dead. It’s pretty bad. And so, as has become tradition within the last year or so, fandom on Live Journal has set up an auction.
Basically people will volunteer their talents in several areas, and people bid on them and/or buy them with the money going directly to charity. Nobody on the com ever sees a dime of it. This method raised a lot of money for Haiti and Chili, and now we’re doing it for New Zealand.
Basically what’s going on is they’re taking suggestions of charities and checking them out (they’re also willing to listen and blacklist ones like the HRC for being transphobic if you know of one like that). Also people are offering up things like stories, art, graphics, crafts and so on that’ll go up for auction or flat out sale with people donating to one of the charities, and then getting the work.
So, anybody who has something to offer. Anything at all. Go over there and offer it. And then when buying starts up bid for stuff, buy stuff and help raise money. Spread the word far and wide cause this could be pretty good. help_haiti raised a ton of money from fandom early this year and worked on the same model as this.