How often do we see people taking on challenging tasks to support a charity that is close to their heart.
This week former British Army Officer and explorer Henry Worsley died. On the brink of becoming the first man to cross the Antarctic unaided. He had covered 913 miles in 71 days to raise money for the Endeavour Fund, which supports the recovery of injured and sick service men and women.
Everyday adults and children are taking on tasks to raise funds and highlight awareness of charities all over the world, here are a few I’ve seen this week.
A young teenager has taken on his own challenge to raise funds for the Olivia Alice Foundation, the Foundation supports families and children with complex medical needs and helps to provide the equipment needed for care at home. Aiden age 13 is swimming the equivalent distance of the English Channel, 22 miles and he’s very near the end.
There are challenges you can undertake too, how about a night under the stars to support the Winter Warmth Campaign. The Big Sleep has already helped over 800 older people keep warm over the past three winters and it’s a great fun event for families.
Claire at Six degrees of harmony has written about the support for Refugees and an idea which seems to be growing beyond expectation. The Share Shop in Chester is helping provide food, clothing and hopefully shelter. You can read about it here.
Another blogger, Natalie from ‘ Just because I love’ , writes about supporting UK and refugee children. The new initiative, From a Mother to Another, is an idea from Laura Tenison founder and CEO of JoJo Maman Bebe. Starting in February and working together with the Trussell Trust they’re hoping to collect outgrown or unwanted children’s clothing and donate them to families in the UK as well as Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
I hope you look up this weeks charities spread the word and support wherever you can.