#DodPieci charity marathon starting in central Rīga

The annual #DodPieci charty marathon run by youth-oriented radio station pieci.lv launches in earnest December 17.

As previously reported by LSM this year the Dod Pieci (Gimme Five) fundraising effort will provide special liquid food for patients unable to eat solids due to their condition. The provision of these foodstuffs is currently limited and expensive in Latvia despite it being a significant contributor to quality of life for patients in palliative care.

The will be the sixth time the station's DJs have locked themselves into a perspex box while broadcasting to the nation and collecting donations, with members of the public urged to give at least five euros in order to get a record request played on the air. 

This year's marathon broadcast will take place December 17-23 for 152.5 hours in Dome Square, right beside the Christmas market.

Further information about the campaign is available (in Latvian) at the Ziedot.lv website and the pieci.lv website. You might even want to listen online. In true Christmas charity style, the station has even come up with its own singalong anthem for the campaign, which you can see and hear above. Another option is to follow everything online at the pieci.lv Facebook page.

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