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Darren Rowse

Darren's Birthday

Darren Rowse

Darren's Birthday

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On 27 April, I'm turning 40.

It's that time of my life where I'm probably due to buy myself a sports car, quit my job and start wondering what life is all about. I guess I'm due for my mid life crisis.

Problem is there's another 'crisis' going on around the world at the moment - one that's happening over water and I'd like this year's birthday to be about helping to solve that one.

Millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays (let alone their 40th) because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

This year for my birthday I'm asking you to consider helping me solve the world's water crisis by donating a little money to Charity Water - an organisation that is working to give clean drinking water to the billion people on earth who don't have what most of us take for granted.

I'm asking for $40 from everyone I know (although feel free to nominate your own amount big or small) -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations.

Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise a minimum of $5000 by my birthday, 27 April. I think we could do more than that - but that's my minimum target.

Please join me to make this birthday count.

This campaign brought clean water to Edaga Community, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Jun 20, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
Sonia Simone$400
Anonymous$400
Darren Rowse$400
Andy Steele$100
Andrew Brough$100

This campaign brought clean water to Edaga Community, Ethiopia.

On 27 April, I'm turning 40.

It's that time of my life where I'm probably due to buy myself a sports car, quit my job and start wondering what life is all about. I guess I'm due for my mid life crisis.

Problem is there's another 'crisis' going on around the world at the moment - one that's happening over water and I'd like this year's birthday to be about helping to solve that one.

Millions of people don't live to see their fifth birthdays (let alone their 40th) because they don't have access to clean, safe water.

This year for my birthday I'm asking you to consider helping me solve the world's water crisis by donating a little money to Charity Water - an organisation that is working to give clean drinking water to the billion people on earth who don't have what most of us take for granted.

I'm asking for $40 from everyone I know (although feel free to nominate your own amount big or small) -- and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations.

Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise a minimum of $5000 by my birthday, 27 April. I think we could do more than that - but that's my minimum target.

Please join me to make this birthday count.

Learn about the water crisis

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.

Comments by donors

  • Rebecca, Simon and Leroy  Vanderspek
    Rebecca, Simon and Leroy Vanderspek donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday D Rowse love Beck, Simon and Leroy xx

  • Andrew Brough
    Andrew Brough donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday D!! A great cause and meaning. Andy & Simon

  • Debra O'Brien
    Debra O'Brien donated $51 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Darren! Fabulous thoughtfulness. Hope you have an awesome birthday. Love the OB's

  • Adrian Wilson
    Adrian Wilson donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday D! Great cause and we hope that every little bit helps! The A J E & B Wilson

  • Sonia Simone
    Sonia Simone donated $400 - over 3 years ago

    Happy birthday, my friend. :)

  • Heidi  Krincevski
    Heidi Krincevski donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Well done Darren - great work. Hope you have a terrific 40th! Chris & Heidi Krincevski

  • Anonymous donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Darren, you are an inspiration to us all. Happy 40th!

  • Martine  Oglethorpe
    Martine Oglethorpe donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Darren, enjoy the celebrations, love from Martine & Paul Oglethorpe

  • Geoffrey  Livingston
    Geoffrey Livingston donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Darren! I'm right behind you.

  • Renee Mayne
    Renee Mayne donated $40 - over 3 years ago

    Happy Birthday Darren x

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