The Marathon of Marathons fundraising effort has already raised more than half of the funds required to reach its €2.5 million target, after several recent donations propelled the total amount raised to €1.4 million.
At least seven firms have joined the Supporters Club in the few weeks alone, lending strength to the largest ever fundraising initiative by the private equity and infrastructure investment communities to help in the fight to secure a better future for children around the world.
Over the past few days, Abraaj Capital, the largest private equity firm in the Middle East, has very kindly made a large donation to join the Marathon of Marathons’ Supporters Club. Navis Capital, the leading buyout firm in South East Asia, has committed €10,000. And Australia-based Rare Infrastructure, Eiser Infrastructure, Euromoney, MML Capital Partners and Electra Equity have each joined as new members of the Supporters Club.
Joining the Supporters Club requires a minimum contribution of €2,500 and the names of each and every Supporter Club member are published through various print and online publications, including those of PEI. Further details on how to join the Supporters Club can be found at www.marathonofmarathons.org
Half the money raised will go to UNICEF’s efforts to assist children devastated by tragedies such as the flooding in Pakistan and earthquake in Haiti. The other half will go to children’s charities focusing on specific individual initiatives.
The Marathon of Marathons – organised by Campbell Lutyens, PEI Media and UNICEF – commemorates the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon and Pheidippides’ epic run in 490 BC with news of victory. It will be an unforgettable day as the runners trace Pheidippides’ footsteps all the way to the finishing line at the Panathinaiko stadium, home of the modern Olympic Games.