February might be the shortest month, but it didn’t deter any of our fantastic fundraisers. We kicked off the month with our brand new virtual event - The Puppy Power Walk but it wasn’t just the pups who were fundraising in February.
Read on to find out about eight-year-old Issac’s reading challenge, Mari-Louisa’s 20 hour trek and Helena and Laura’s Big Body Shop Bash…
Issac smashes his reading challenge target
When eight-year-old Issac Watson made friends with some Ukrainian children who had recently joined his class at school he decided to do something to help more Ukrainian children, like his new friends.
Mari-Louisa, Christine and Sarah take on the RoundHay 50
On the 18th February Mari-Louisa, Christine and Sarah set off on the RoundHay 50 - a 50 mile rural trek around Leeds organised by The Long Distance Walkers Association. Body Shop at Home Consultant Mari-Louisa has supported Children on the Edge for many years, but said this was the toughest challenge that she’s taken on so far.
Mari-Louisa, Christine and Sarah completed the RoundHay 50, raising an impressive £385. Mari-Louisa summed up the challenge saying: “The RoundHay 50 was hard but we would all do it again in a heartbeat.Thank you to my employer Spectrum who supported the challenge and made a donation.”
Laura said, “Myself and Helena wanted to go outside our comfort zones and do something a little different. We made a plan of what we thought people would enjoy and loved seeing people ranging from age 9 to 79 joining in the experience. The hardest part for me was getting up and speaking in front of people I had never met. My advice to anyone thinking of holding an event would be to stop thinking and just go for it! We can't wait to do it again”.
Helena and Laura’s Big Body Shop Bash was a huge success, everyone enjoyed the event and they raised a fantastic £230 for Children on the Edge.
If you are part of the The Body Shop at Home and would like to find out more about how you can get involved and fundraise for Children on the Edge we would love to hear from you please get in touch: email@example.com