Charity Run By Advocates
News - date posted 04/05/12
Roddy Thomson QC is running in this year's Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Relay to raise money for a charity dedicated to the memory of a friend and UN worker who died in the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
He will be joined by colleagues Philip Simpson, and Mark Mohammed and advocates' clerk Andrew Veitch with the aim of raising £2,500 for the cause.
The Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF) is dedicated to supporting the people of Haiti through education, loans and building projects.
Andrew Grene's twin brother Gregory worked tirelessly and without any remuneration to set up a freestanding branch of a micro-financing project called "Fonkoze", as well as a much needed secondary school in Cité Soleil the poorest area of Port-au-Prince, which opened in August last year.
The only secondary school in the area, it has been built from scratch by AGF, and even though the running costs for the first year have already been secured, it needs to give the students many more years of education.
To support the Terra Firma relay runners for the event on May 27 visit: www.justgiving.com/2teamsforterrafirma
You can also sponsor them via text - terr50 to 70070 and chose your amount between £1 and £10.
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