This morning, a whole group of intrepid walkers from Shiplake College in Henley-on-Thames will undertake its biennial 20 mile charity walk in aid of five charities, one of which is Children on the Edge. These charities were put forward by the College Charities Committee. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Will Tompkins (aged 13), for putting us forward to be one of their 5 charities.
With well over 400 students and staff being sponsored for the walk from Moulsford to Shiplake along the River Thames, they are confident in reaching their fundraising target. The last walk raised close to £20,000 which they are hoping to meet or beat this year!
The money they raise will go towards our projects helping those children around the world who are living ‘on the edge’ of their societies. One example of our work is our Community Schools for working children in Bangladesh. UNICEF estimates that over 5 million children between 5 and 14 years old are sent out to work, often in dangerous conditions, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh we support nine Community Schools where 900 young workers attend for two to three hours a day. Here they receive a nutritious meal, attend lessons, freshen up with a wash and have the chance to play and rest with their friends.
To find out more about us and our projects please take a look around our website.
If you would like to support them in this enormous challenge please sponsor them via their Virgin Money Giving page.