Donna Bosustow has been been fundraising for Children on the Edge since 1999 when she first joined The Body Shop at Home™ who do some fantastic fundraising for our projects.
When she went to The Body Shop at Home™ Christmas Conference last September she heard how some of the projects were threatened with closure unless consultants raised enough money to keep them going.
“I sat there and started thinking what can I do to raise a bigger amount of money. I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done before and that’s when doing an abseil popped into my head”.
After the conference Donna went home and started looking for abseiling places in Cornwall. It was at this point that her 10 year old son Jowan said that he would like to do an abseil to raise money for Children on the Edge as well. Donna booked them both in for December and they both set about raising money.
“On the day it was very, very cold, windy, very rainy. I was a little nervous and Jowan was very nervous but we walked up to the top of the old granite quarry and we did it. We both really enjoyed it and in the end we did six abseils between us,not forgetting the climbs back up to the top!”
“I was very proud of myself but even more proud of Jowan who at age 10 helped to raise over £500. At the beginning of the abseil he was so scared, but he was smiling by the end of it”. Donna and Jowan have smashed their fundraising target and raised a fantastic £560!
This money will pay for 112 children from the slums of Haiti to attend the sports programme supported by us for a week, each receiving a food parcel to take home! If you or anyone you know is interested in fundraising for Children on the Edge then please contact Euan Clarke, our Community Fundraiser.