Last year many of you will know that I went to Uganda in order to raise money for East African Playgrounds but also to physically build playgrounds for the children when I was out there. It was hard work but it meant so much to me that I managed to raise the money that I did and change so many lives.
This year I am continuing my charitable endeavours at university and pushing myself by taking on the challenge of raising money for The Children’s Society, a fantastic charity which helps 10-18 year olds in the UK who are disadvantaged and need help.
The Children’s Society was founded by one man who saw the challenges that children and young people faced and was compelled to respond. The Children’s Society is now a national charity which runs local services and campaigns to change the law to help to help the country’s most vulnerable children and young people.
I am going to Iceland this year to trek the rocky mountains of Reykjavik on behalf of The Children’s Society and am trying to raise £2500 for the charity. The money I raise can be broken down so easily and really puts into perspective how important it is to the children:
- £15 could buy phone credit to help keep a child safe.
- £35 could pay towards a one-to-one counselling session for a child who has gone missing from home.
- £50 could help a project worker give intensive one-to-one support to a child who has suffered terrible neglect and was living in poverty because of their parent’s addiction to alcohol and drugs.
- £100 could pay for a short break for a disabled child who often feels neglected, extremely lonely and frustrated that no one listens to their needs.
- £200 could provide one-off counselling for a child testifying against their abuser in a trial.
- £500 could run a drop in centre for a day, providing vulnerable young people with easily accessible information, support and guidance.
- £2000 could provide group work sessions to help vulnerable young people build their confidence and resistance.
- £3000 could pay for a year of intensive support for a child who has been sexually exploited. Your donation could give a young person a safe space to talk about their painful experience and make the first steps towards moving on.
- £5000 could provide a programme of one-to-one counselling to help young people talk about their painful experiences.
As my beloved and loyal readers it would mean a lot to me if some of you could spare some money, however small, to my everydayhero page and help me to raise money for these amazing kids and an awesome cause. If you would like to read more about the work that The Children’s Society does then click here.
If you can spare any money, please click this link to donate to the cause! It would really mean a lot and the option is there to remain anonymous 🙂
P.S. If the link doesn’t work, here’s the URL for the everdayhero page: