Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
I’m really excited to have been selected to volunteer overseas with Challenges Worldwide on an International Citizen Service (ICS) placement.
ICS works with communities that have specifically requested their help, and also aims to inspire young people in the UK and overseas to become active citizens who are passionate about long term community development.
ICS partner with charities all over the world, but I have chosen to volunteer as a Team Leader for Challenges Worldwide because they send volunteers to start-up businesses looking for financial, marketing and other business support.
I'll be taking a sabbatical from work for up to 6 months, and the first part of my placement is a challenge to raise £500 towards the work of Challenges Worldwide and their ICS partners. My company, The BGL Group, will then match fund the amount to reach a total of £1000.
The money raised will go towards enabling the overall costs of ICS, ensuring they can to continue to support youth volunteers in Africa, and to send UK volunteers to the developing world to make a lasting difference in disadvantaged communities.
Amongst other things, I’ll be running the MK half marathon to raise funds, and you can keep track of how I get on here on my Justgiving page, or on my blog www.GrandmaSoff.wordpress.com. Although I have been running for a year now, I rarely venture more than 3 miles, so 13 miles is guaranteed to turn my legs to jelly...
Any contribution from you will make a real difference to the lives of people in developing countries, so please dig deep!