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Paddling Out

swimming 2 miles in the sea at Sandbanks beach for Hope and Homes for Children because Hope and Homes for Children ROCK!

168 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 72 supporters
  • Team members: Alice Ridding, Francesca Di Palma, Charlotte Pinder and Danda (Alexandra) Smart
  • Event: Paddling Out, 08 Sep 2012

Hope and Homes for Children

We provide family-based care for children to ensure every child has a loving family

Charity Registration No. 1089490



Thank you for taking the time to view PADDLING OUT's JustGiving page, we really appreciate your support.

The four of us (Alice Ridding, Charlotte Pinder, Francesca Di Palma and Danda Smart) are swimming 2 miles in the sea at Sandbanks beach, Dorset on Saturday 8th September, to raise money for Hope and Homes for Children.

Please view our video here, which will hopefully give you an insight as to what we are doing and why we are doing it.

Hope and Homes for Children (HHC) focus on working with children who have been institutionalised. The charity work to remove the children from the institutions and either reintegrate them back with their biological families, into foster care or lastly, into adoption.

HHC work in 10 different countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Initially the choice of charity was made by Danda, who has a very close and personal connection to the work they do. Danda began her life in an institution in Bucharest, Romania and was later adopted at the age of 2 1/2 by an English family.

So many children in this world, are not as fortunate as Danda.

I'm sure you'll agree that giving a child the love and care of a family as Hope and Homes for Children do, is a worthwhile cause to support.

Thank you again for your generosity.

Love from the team.


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