TokyoBrits - Save Minamisoma Project

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On 11th March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Pacific coast.

Over 19,000 people were either killed or listed missing in the ensuing tsunami, which also destroyed or damaged over 1 million buildings, including the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor, leading to radiation leaks that resulted in a 20km exclusion zone that is still in place today.

As at 1st January 2013, 305,000 people are still homeless.


Almost 7,000 elderly residents of Minamisoma, Fukushima, are living in the temporary shelters and have no income, having previously farmed the land within the exclusion zone or fished the seas. Almost two years after the earthquake they are struggling to purchase food and water.

The Save Minamisoma Project (http://www.saveminamisoma.org/) was set up by a group of volunteers in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, with 100% of donations received being used to purchase food and water for local residents. Every two weeks, supplies are purchased and distributed amongst those who need it the most.


On 19th April 2013, 9 Tokyo Brits (www.TokyoBrits.com) will put down their beers, hold in their stomachs, clad themselves in lycra and cycle 300km from Tokyo to Minamisoma in 3 days, aiming to raise at least ¥1,000,000 (USD$11,000) to support the Save Minamisoma Project. We will put our padded shorts to the test in what for a group of 40-something MAMIL's (Google it!) is akin to climbing Mount Everest without oxygen!


To help us towards our target of ¥1,000,000 / USD$11,000, we would appreciate any donation, no matter how big or how small. All of the money donated to the Save Minamisoma project will be used to purchase food and water.

On behalf of all the Tokyo Brits who are riding to Minamisoma, and the residents of Minamisoma themselves, we thank you very much for your donation.

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Due to a freak snowstorm we were unable to finish the ride! We will be heading back up on 1st June to do the 3rd and final day, so will keep this donation site open!

****Some people have had problems when making donations via Paypal. If you experience problems, please contact us directly. Thanks!****

Unfortunately we can't automatically email you when you have made a donation, so "THANK YOU!" in advance!

Please note that all $'s mentioned on this site are USD$.
  • $ 50
    Miyuki McKay
    5 years

    Great Work, Tokyo Brits!! Thank you so much!!!

  • $ 103
    Andy Finch
    5 years

    Well done on a great effort for a great cause!

  • $ 100
    Anonymous
    5 years

    Brilliant effort lads - well done!

  • Tier Rewards
  • Bronze $20

    Your donation buys approximately 10kgs of potatoes and you get a big hug from us.

  • Silver $50

    Your donation buys approximately 10kgs of Onions, and you get a big hug from us.

  • Gold $100

    Your donation buys approximately 100 litres of water and you get a big hug from us.

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TokyoBrits - Save Minamisoma Project

Share This Campaign

About This Cause

On 11th March 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's Pacific coast.

Over 19,000 people were either killed or listed missing in the ensuing tsunami, which also destroyed or damaged over 1 million buildings, including the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor, leading to radiation leaks that resulted in a 20km exclusion zone that is still in place today.

As at 1st January 2013, 305,000 people are still homeless.


Almost 7,000 elderly residents of Minamisoma, Fukushima, are living in the temporary shelters and have no income, having previously farmed the land within the exclusion zone or fished the seas. Almost two years after the earthquake they are struggling to purchase food and water.

The Save Minamisoma Project (http://www.saveminamisoma.org/) was set up by a group of volunteers in the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, with 100% of donations received being used to purchase food and water for local residents. Every two weeks, supplies are purchased and distributed amongst those who need it the most.


On 19th April 2013, 9 Tokyo Brits (www.TokyoBrits.com) will put down their beers, hold in their stomachs, clad themselves in lycra and cycle 300km from Tokyo to Minamisoma in 3 days, aiming to raise at least ¥1,000,000 (USD$11,000) to support the Save Minamisoma Project. We will put our padded shorts to the test in what for a group of 40-something MAMIL's (Google it!) is akin to climbing Mount Everest without oxygen!


To help us towards our target of ¥1,000,000 / USD$11,000, we would appreciate any donation, no matter how big or how small. All of the money donated to the Save Minamisoma project will be used to purchase food and water.

On behalf of all the Tokyo Brits who are riding to Minamisoma, and the residents of Minamisoma themselves, we thank you very much for your donation.

CREATED BY:

www.TokyoBrits.com

Contact me

Due to a freak snowstorm we were unable to finish the ride! We will be heading back up on 1st June to do the 3rd and final day, so will keep this donation site open!

****Some people have had problems when making donations via Paypal. If you experience problems, please contact us directly. Thanks!****

Unfortunately we can't automatically email you when you have made a donation, so "THANK YOU!" in advance!

Please note that all $'s mentioned on this site are USD$.
  • $ 50
    Miyuki McKay
    5 years

    Great Work, Tokyo Brits!! Thank you so much!!!

  • $ 103
    Andy Finch
    5 years

    Well done on a great effort for a great cause!

  • $ 100
    Anonymous
    5 years

    Brilliant effort lads - well done!

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LEAVE A COMMENT

NOTHING gets posted to your wall. Only your Facebook name & photo are used.

  • Tier Rewards
  • Bronze $20

    Your donation buys approximately 10kgs of potatoes and you get a big hug from us.

  • Silver $50

    Your donation buys approximately 10kgs of Onions, and you get a big hug from us.

  • Gold $100

    Your donation buys approximately 100 litres of water and you get a big hug from us.

What is DonationTo?

DonationTo has helped people all over the world raise millions of dollars. DonationTo specializes in helping individuals raise money for medical bills, memorial expenses, funeral costs, marathons and more. Create your online donation website with DonationTo!
 
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