The Space for Expatriates
>>Dear Friends, colleagues, sponsors and benefactors..........
>>2 years ago as I was about to head for the ripe old age of 51, I
>>mustered up enough energy to run the PV half marathon with the
>>intention of making a huge donation to the BBCC. It took me 2 hours
>>to finish the course and almost a month to get over the blisters! The
>>welcome across the scantily clad Corona girls almost passed unnoticed
>>as I collapsed in a heap on the pavement and was brought around by my
>>wife stuffing a banana up my nose! She has a lot to learn about First
>>Nevertheless, in total I raised over $600 usd for the cause which was
>>the BBCC where for a few years now, Alison (my wife) has been
>>volunteering as an English teacher for Mexican adults and kids, as
>>well as taking lessons to improve her Spanish. You can just see her
>>little face peeping out of the crowd on the home page here.
>>In the intervening 2 years, a lot of hard work has happened and the
>>centre has changed its name and image, become a registered Charity,
>>extended its courses and widened its scope from being a "school" to a
>>much loved and needed community centre to support the families and
>>foreigners who inhabitant this lovely seaside town. This year I am
>>going to run again, in better shape than before, (I've lost the love
>>handles!) and with more sponsors I hope.
>>The Puerto Vallarta 2009 International Half Marathon will be held this
>>year on Sunday, November 8 at the Augustin Flores Contreras Municipal
>>Sports Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. We start before 7am to try
>>and avoid the heat of the day.
>>My aim is to help raise funds towards the extension and modernisation
>>of the BBCC. This work includes the construction of a second floor,
>>and additional class rooms which are very much needed to accommodate
>>the growing numbers of eager students. We have to somehow raise
>>$85,000 usd (mas o menos) and I suspect I will need to run more than
>>the one half marathon to cover this, despite me having so many kind,
>>generous friends who I am sure will help me out!
>>Every donation, in US or Canadian dollars, pesos, euros, pounds, will
>>help...no matter how small. Please please help us to try and reach
>>our goal so that next year I can do a sponsored "ArmchairTequila
>>drinking contest" instead of running!
>>I hope you enjoy the photos of my attempt in 2007.
>>Whilst you are browsing them please accidentally click the link below
>>to make your donation!
>>Locals will be invited to donate at one of several locations in the
>>Bucerias area and these will be advised in a day or so.
>>Thank you very much for listening...
>>Ref for payments: Dana Run
>>DANA DONCASTER.(sales director)
>>OFFICE,322 297 7857,
>>cell, 044 322 109 3411