Turquoise Mountain Trust provides emergency food and other supply distribution, healthcare services for children and families, and support for the individuals and communities in Afghanistan, and have done so for many years. With the crisis worsening each day, and an overwhelming sense of helplessness, I want to make some small effort to try to do some good.
On September 26th I'm running the Spartan Beast Race, a 21km obstacle course at Drumlanrig Castle and estate. I've always found this the most gruelling of the various obstacle races I've run over the years, a great challenge and a lot of fun, but it's one that tests you to the very limit. It's not messing around.
The very next day, my friend Tom and I will set off on walking the West Highland Way, 96 miles in 5 days, through some of Scotland's most stunning scenery, but also I'm assured one that will leave your legs and feet in bits even when you haven't run a Spartan Race the day before heading off. To be honest, I think this might not be the smartest idea I've had.
But if you're going to do something stupid, at least do it for a good cause, right?
Any and all support is hugely appreciated and hopefully we can make the crisis in Afghanistan more survivable for some of the people going through it.