Congratulations and thanks to everyone who attended the Lunchboxgift Lunch On The Run fundraiser. We had a great day, and raised lots of money for Lunchbox. Here are some photos of the event. We’re planning a bigger, better run next year. See you there!
Registration now open!
Lunch On The Run
Fun Run – with Food & Craft Fair
Sunday, December 14, 2014
1 Prize will be awarded for Fastest Run Time
5 Prizes for Best Costume
Upload pictures of yourself at your fun run to social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #EbolaRun.
Food & Crafts Fair immediately afterwards at The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, right next to the Finish line.
2km and 5km courses through Mile End Park and along the canal to the Palm Tree Pub.
Not in London?
Take part wherever you are
Set up your own fundraising teams and help us raise money for a very good cause.
Upload pictures of yourself at your fun run to social media, stating where you are. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #EbolaRun.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on team runs.
with thanks to Broccoli Baby, grainnemccormack, hellotinaphan and others for their fantastic costumes!
Panorama – Ebola Front Line
Tonight at 10.35, the BBC Panorama team will be reporting on the situation in Sierra Leone.
“NHS doctors and nurses have been working on the frontline against Ebola in clinics in West Africa. Panorama spent a month in Sierra Leone with British-born Dr Javid Abdelmoneim, filming his every moment working at a treatment centre run by the charity MSF. Using specially-adapted cameras, Dr Javid records the physical and emotional impact of this deadly virus on whole families and on the medical staff treating them. Even in these desperately difficult circumstances there are moments of euphoria as patients who have been cured leave the centre.
Lunch Is On Me is Lunchbox’s brilliant new viral fundraising campaign. Lunchbox aims to provide much needed food to hospital staff, burial teams, and sick patients at the very heart of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. So, what better way to get involved than a food themed challenge? It’s not as chilly as the ice bucket challenge, and you can do it in your lunch hour. In fact, you have to!
So far, Lunchbox has provided 2,600 meals to those in need in Sierra Leone. We aim to provide a further 50,000 in the next 3 months – but it can only happen with your help.
So What Do I Do?
What are you having for lunch today? A sandwich? Five cupcakes? Sushi? Salad? Every lunch is different! To take part in this new viral fundraiser, just
Snap a photo of your lunch and upload it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #lunchisonme. Then send a donation matching the cost of your lunch and nominate three other people to do the same. It’s as simple as that!
If you are in the UK you can text: ONME14 + the value of your lunch ie. ONME14 £5 to the number 70070.
Via our donations pages: Paypal or Mycharitypage. Every lunch-match donation will provide lunch on you for front line workers or sick patients in a hospital in Sierra Leone. Each meal costs just £1. Think how many people you could feed today…
So, can we ask – is lunch on you today?
Great! Join us in our fight to feed Sierra Leone’s Ebola patients and healthcare workers. This is your chance to help and make a real difference, today. Tell your friends, colleagues and family members – every penny you send will be paying for meals and meal distribution.
Welcome to LunchBox’s new blog! This is where we will be keeping you up to date with the progress of the Lunchbox project, as well as providing news and information about the Ebola epidemic. We aim to bring you a mix of stories, so feel free to suggest a topic you would like covered. Get involved by encouraging all your friends and colleagues to take part in the Lunch Is On Me fundraiser .
- Ebola for Beginners
- Ebola – What Can You Do To Help?
- Could You Do it? How To Care For Someone With Ebola
- Top Ten Ebola Myths
- Inspirational stories from Sierra Leona
- Sierra Leone Before Ebola
- You’ve Survived Ebola. What next?
- Day in the life of: Lunchbox cook
- Day in the life of: burial team worker
- Interview – Charity founder Memuna Janneh
- Ten Facts About Ebola That Nobody Discusses
- How is Lunchbox doing this month?
- What is the current situation in Sierra Leone?
- Global View – Is Ebola coming under control?
- Fun Run – Lunchbox is organising a fun run fundraiser. Stay tuned to find out how you can join in.
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