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On 7 April 2012, James Girling will battle extreme sub-zero temperatures in the North Pole Marathon, running 26.2 miles to raise money for the international charity WaterAid.
Running on a bed of ice to help provide water for poor communities, James will have only 6 to 12 feet of frozen water separating him from the 12,000 feet of the freezing Arctic Ocean.
James aims to raise £20,000 for WaterAid with the help of his Virgin Money Giving fundraising page as well as corporate sponsorship.
The WaterAid charity has helped over 13 million people gain access to safe water, transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
Just a £15 donation will provide a person in the developing world with a lasting supply of water, effective sanitation and hygiene education.
You can find James Girling’s fundraising page at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/running-on-water