We don't do anything by halves over here at Hello Starling. And that includes pigging out on chocolate over Easter. Between us we've demolished an impressive 23 Easter eggs. We've gone through 49 creme eggs and let's just say you'd be lucky to find any mini eggs within a 10 mile radius of Cardiff.
So when Llamau came in to talk to us about Active April, we knew it was time for us to turn a corner.
This year, we're committing to 30min of 'getting active' for every day in April. At least three members of our team will be working up a sweat each day across the month, whether that's in the form of pram pushing (we've got a few expecting parents in the team), or hill sprints up Pen-y-Fan.
And whilst we're hoping to see drastic and necessary improvements to our fitness levels, the reason why we're really keen to make this commitment is a lot bigger than that. Llamau is the leading Homelessness Charity for the most vulnerable Young People and Women in Wales.
The word Llamau means steps, progression or threshold in old Welsh, and our ultimate aim is to support the people who use the Llamau services in making these positive steps.
They're considered a ‘provider of choice’ because of their ability and reputation for working with all young people and vulnerable women. They're particularly well known for engaging with those at risk - particularly care leavers, young offenders, those at risk of offending, victims of domestic abuse, and people who have chaotic and disadvantaged lifestyles. They all need high levels of individual support to gain the necessary skills to live independently and integrate with communities.
In short, they often connect with people where others cannot.
So, please, please, please join us as we support this incredible charity, by sponsoring us on our month-long mission.
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