As part of my yearly fitness and fundraising challenge I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on the 9th October, and this year I am raising funds for Starfish Greathearts Foundation ( Being South African this is a charity close to my heart. They help children made vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.
‘An old man had a habit of early morning walks along the beach. One day, as he looked along the shore, he saw a young woman reaching down to the sand, picking up starfish and very gently throwing them into the ocean.
“Young lady,” he asked, “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die.”
“But young lady, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it? You cannot possibly make a difference.”
The young woman listened politely, paused and then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past breaking waves, saying:
“It made a big difference to that one.”
Any donations you are able to contribute would be much appreciated guys : )