Elizabeth Rogers – London Winter Run

Dear readers,

This morning I stated in an earlier post that I wouldn’t be doing as many blog updates as I have many resolutions that will be taking a fair bulk of my spare time. Well, this is my third entry today so I’ve bollixed my resolutions a bit early for this year. Always next year! That was of course a joke. My second update was about the runaway tv reporter of Tegucigalpa, Paola Paz. This one isn’t quite about Honduras, as such, but it does affect billions of people around the world in a direct and indirect way. My sister, Elizabeth is going to run the London Winter Run on 1st February to raise money for Cancer Research UK. She is doing it with her Guatemalan best mate Zahra (Zahra’s family actually hail from India, but Pamela and I like to claim that she’s Chapina. A Hindu Chapina, fancy that!! I’m assuming she’s of Hindu faith in that last remark by the way. I hope I’m right!). As stated, we all know someone who has been affected or had cancer, and some unfortunately may have lost the fight. Even though Cancer Research UK is based on those lovely rainy Isles, the organisation is very much trying to cures for cancer for people all over the world. So please, if you can, donate a little something to my brilliant sister.


Zahra and Elizabeth; proud of them both

My sister’s aim is to raise £500; roughly $800. What’s staggering about this is that my sister contracted meningitis two months ago, recovered (although I think it takes longer than two months to recover from it), and then had bronchitis, which I think she is still recovering from. As you can imagine, she’s putting her body through a lot of pain to do this. Again, anything you can donate is appreciated. It was her 31st birthday on Saturday. That’s another reason to donate. Go on.

Here are a few words she has sent me:

Hello all,

Apologies for mass message to everyone! I am doing a running event on 1st feb for cancer research a charity close to my heart for many reasons! Sadly I have had family and friends affected by this and the more money we raise, the more research done and the more cure’s and life prolonging treatments that can be developed and funded.

You can help me raise money for this great cause by donating directly to my fundraising page – http://www.justgiving.com/E-ROGERS.
JustGiving sends your donation straight to Cancer Research UK and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support and happy new year.

Lizzie xxx

Here is a link to her Justgiving site:

Thank you for your time.


About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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