Rosarii Griffin of Killeagh (Presenter on Youghal Local Radio CRY104FM) is running the NY Marathon on November 4th 2012 in aid of ‘Action Lesotho’, an Irish NGO based in Lesotho.
The funds raised will go towards Lesotho’s orphaned and vulnerable children whose parents have died as a result of HIV and AIDS. These children have nobody to fend for them, and are relying on groups such as Action Lesotho for assistance. This assistance comes in the form of a feeding, health and education programme provided by Action Lesotho, ensuring vulnerable children get at least one nutritious meal a day. Many children seeking assistance come from ‘child-headed’ households, where the eldest often 12 year old siblings is responsible for the care and welfare of the entire family – his or her younger siblings.
All donations, great and small, very gratefully received and will go a long way. For instance, €5 (the price of a cup of coffee and scone) will feed a family for a week, or a child for a month.
To assist, donations can be made directly to www.actionlesotho.ie or sponsorship can be made out to ‘action lesotho’ and sent to Rosarii at 25 Cork Road, Killeagh, Co. Cork.
Rosarii would like to thank all her family, friends, work and radio colleagues and AC club members for their ongoing support and encouragement.”