I’m walking to raise money for a little charity that punches far above its weight.
WAVE Trust has spent the past 20-odd years searching for the best ways to prevent child abuse and neglect, then pushing for authorities to implement them. We don’t just want to deal with issues that have occurred – we want to PREVENT them from happening in the first place.
We conduct research, lobby politicians, chair parliamentary groups, hold workshops with senior civil servants, oversee a local project in Northern Ireland and generally contribute to a growing, international movement to stop adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from damaging peoples’ lives. In short, we keep ourselves busy.
To do all this, we need to have money in the bank. That’s why I’d be very grateful if you could contribute towards this highly ambitious, thoroughly inspired organisation and help it achieve the kind of goals we all stand to benefit from.