"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

Helping Japan – my favourite things in life all come together to help

Emil Hegle Svendsen - one of the Norwegian Gold Medalists who donated their price money to Japan (CC-Creative Commons, Photo: Njaelkies lea (Lars Falkdalen Lindahl))

Emil Hegle Svendsen - one of the Norwegian Gold Medalists who donated their price money to Japan (CC-Creative Commons, Photo: Njaelkies lea (Lars Falkdalen Lindahl))

This week has been great with a big medal harvest in my No. 1 sport – Biathlon. The Norwegian biathletes Emil Hegle Svensen, Alexander Os and Ole Einar Bjørndalen won 4 x 7.5 km Relay Men on Friday but cancelled their victory celebration and donated their price money to the relief effort following the earthquake and tsunami catastrophy in Japan.

I have been a proud Lions member for 15 years. Yesterday Lions Clubs International Foundation announced that they aid the relief in Japan with US$1.25 Million.

The fantastic thing about Lions is that we are all volunteers. And we are present around the world, so Lions-members in Japan – with intimate local knowledge. That means that the money can be put to a more precise use.

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