On every day from the 8th - 14th August Montezuma’s Chocolate Company are hosting a range of activities to raise money for Children on the Edge. They are aiming to raise £1,000 through their Charity Challenge Week to go towards our Learning Centres for working children in Bangladesh.
The week’s activities include raffles, competitions, taster evenings, lucky dips and a fantastic sponsored cycle to round off the week. Montezuma’s stores can be found in Chichester, Winchester, Brighton, Spitalfields Market, London and Kingston, download a programme get involved at a store near you!
Montezumaʼs has been supporting Children on the Edge for over 8 years with various initiatives and events including sponsored runs, cycles, and an annual Easter Chocolate Trail based in Chichester. More recently, their ʻBags of Cashʼ scheme has been a tremendous success, raising over £13,000 in a year.
Raising £1,000 will make a massive difference for working children in Bangladesh. Grinding poverty throughout the country results in more than 5 million Bangladeshi children being sent out to work each day to support their families. Consequently these children are unable to attend school and rarely have the chance to rest and play with their friends.
To address this we have three Learning Centres in the Coxʼs Bazar area of Bangladesh specifically for working children. At these centres working children receive a nutritious meal and are given a chance to rest, attend lessons and play together each day.
This work is giving 300 hundred children the chance to enjoy their childhood in a fuller way. Raising £1,000 in this week will pay for a hot lunch each day for 40 working children for an entire year, so get down to your nearest Montezuma’s and join in making your own chocolate coated difference!