It's not just Barack Obama who can raise money to fund good causes using the internet.
After the media debacle that was this years Original Mountain Marathon, UKClimbing.com reader Nick - South Wales (UKC profile) set up a "justgiving" page to collect donations for the Lake District Mountain Rescue teams.
Articles on UKClimbing.com, the OMM and Fell Runner Association forums led to donations amassing at the speed of the gale force winds.
As the total swelled past the target Richard Warren of the Lake District Search & Mountain Rescue Association proposed a new goal of £12,000 amounting to £1,000 per Lake District Mountain Rescue team. As of Bonfire night £7,337 (close to £10,000 with gift aid) has been donated.
It's easy to donate - and gift aid is automatically added - easy peasy. Just click here: http://www.justgiving.com/theomm08-mrtdonation
See the BBC report: Runners donate cash to rescuers
The News thread at UKClimbing.com : NEWS: OMM Called off ! had 954 replies and 20,175 views. You can read it here, if you have the time: www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=326132