We are extremely pleased to introduce our other charity partner: First Days, an amazing children’s charity that truly makes a difference supporting those struggling to provide for their young families.
First Days rightly believe every child deserves the same start in life, so the team plus their volunteers work tirelessly to provide families in need with clothing, toys and even the essentials such as nappies, wipes and blankets.
There are currently 4 million children in the UK living in poverty, so for 2017 the First Days team are completing 4 million steps to help raise awareness and much needed funds for their very worthy cause.
Just Walk your chunk of 4 million steps, for 4 million children
First Days will be enlisting a group of 50 walkers to join them on the 13th May 2017, on our Just Walk challenge, across one of the most scenic parts of the English country side; the South-Downs.
Setting off from Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester, First Days charity walkers will cover 10k, 20k, 30k, 40k, or 60k whilst fundraising for First Days families, making them feel supported, comfortable and secure.
Acting against child poverty
Unfortunately, poverty can affect us all, a change of circumstance; illness or loss of a job can very quickly lead to families finding it hard to make ends meet. This is where First Days do an incredible job of raising awareness for child poverty in the UK as well as taking action, collecting donated clothing; toys; equipment and furniture and redistributing them to families in need via childcare professionals.
With one in four children living in poverty in the UK, that’s 9 in every class of 30 children, now is the time to act and make it count. First Days admirable plan for 2017 is to raise enough money to buy new mattresses for every referred child, from new-borns to 6 years old, ensuring a safe night’s sleep for the little ones who need it. It is quite often the little things that we take for granted, this great charity acknowledges this and strives relentlessly to ensure these young families are supported and looked after when their need is greatest.
If you are feeling inspired and would like to make a difference, First Days would love for you to join their team on the Just Walk challenge.
To find out more, call Annette in our Challenge team on 01189 219 338 or email Challenge@firstdays.net.