One of the many opportunities I have taken up since starting University is getting involved with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro later this year raising money for The Children’s Society. As part of my promotion of this I have appeared in The Bolton News and I also took part in a live radio interview on Bolton FM. My fundraising target is £3,500 and any support I can get towards this is very greatly appreciated.

For reference here is a link to my just giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alex-Myers2 or you can use the button to the right, with thanks

 

Alex’s story is taken from his Just Giving Page

This year I am attempting to raise over £3000 forThe Children’s Society, but why?

The work of The Children’s Society believes that every young person should have the support they need in order to enjoy a safe, happy childhood. Therefore, they run services and campaigns to make children’s lives better and change the systems that are placing them in danger. To make sure that their work is effective the charity first conducts research investigating the issues affecting children. Their work covers a wide range of areas, including services for those suffering with mental health problems, those whom have or are being sexually, criminally, or otherwise exploited as well as providing support for those in poverty, young carers and many more.

I want to raise the money for TCS because I have been having such a great time at university and I was moved to find that not every child has had the same opportunities, not every child has parents and a family that are as loving and willing to support them as my parents have been and continue to be, not every child can spend their time working towards achieving their goals like I have. It was really this contrast that inspired me to help The Children’s Society and believe I could align myself with their values and vision for the future. I believe all children should have the same opportunities that I have.

I therefore look forward to the climb. It will be a challenge both physically and mentally to reach the summit but reaching the summit will feel even more special knowing the effect that it will have on the lives of so many children across the UK. If you feel you would like to donate to this great challenge for a great cause, it would be greatly appreciated by me and TCS

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