So far, we've raised a fantastic £18,000 - and we couldn't have done this without your help.
We're proud to be partnering with five different charities who each work towards an important and vital cause. Find out more about who they are and their incredible work below.
Sparkle Malawi provides education, nutritional support, medical treatment, love and care to hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in ten rural villages on the outskirts of Zomba, Malawi. This landlocked country has a population of over 17 million, and more than half the population are earning less than $1 a day. The World Bank Data declared in 2015 that Malawi is the poorest country on the planet.
By working with local communities and engaging with skilled international volunteers, Sparkle Malawi has created small-scale sustainable projects with the aim of triggering a larger-scale change in Malawi and, hopefully in the near future, communities worldwide.
Sparkle Malawi is our longest-running charity partner and we’ve been supporting them since 2016. Click here to read more about the brilliant work that they do.
Farleigh Hospice provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses across mid-Essex. This essential care takes place in their inpatient unit and in their patients' home environments. They also provide vital support for families and carers, and for people who have been bereaved - even if their bereavement is not connected to their hospice.
Farleigh helps patients from the point of diagnosis through to end of life by providing physical and emotional care, free of charge. This includes a range of services tailored to meet an individual's needs from support and information through to guidance on symptom and pain control.
Farleigh's work is incredible - find out more about it here.
Juconi works with the most vulnerable children of Ecuador who are working on the streets, out of formal education and living with abuse in their families. Established in 1995, Juconi works within the neighbourhoods of Guayaquil, Ecuador which are characterised by extreme poverty and where children are continually exposed to high-risk situations.
Juconi’s work takes on a holistic approach where they work with the whole family in order to break repeated cycles of poverty and abuse and to achieve sustainable changes. In this way, they are able to guarantee the future wellbeing of their children. Visit the Juconi website to learn more about the fantastic work that they do, their methodology, research, community development and results: www.juconi.org.ec
Back Up Trust
Every eight hours, someone in the UK becomes paralysed as a result of a spinal cord injury. It can happen to anyone at any time through something as simple as a fall, a car accident or illness. Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.
Back Up delivers a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people's lives, and offers a support network when it is needed most. They are challenging perceptions of disability - that life with spinal cord injury can be a full and active one. They're there at every stage for you, as well as for families and loved ones. Visit their website here to learn about their excellent work.
Today in the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need help. Action Medical Research find and fund research to beat the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children. They have been funding breakthroughs since they began in 1952 including first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine. Surprisingly, medical research to help children is poorly funded - and this is where Action Medical Research has a critical job.
With the help of all of their supporters, they have played a significant role in many medical breakthroughs over the last 65 years - but there's still a way to go. Visit their website to find out more about their inspiring work.