A group of young members of the Windmill Group have been working hard to raise funds for two charities close to a lot of people’s hearts. On 25th April 2015 the world was rocked when an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck the country of Nepal killing more than 8,800 people. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened.
The children from the Windmill Group decided, with guidance of the Committee members, to raise funds for the charitable organisation ShelterBox.
Running simultaneously with this fundraising effort the children also decided to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Sir Chris Bonnington recently tackled the iconic Old Man Stack off the North Coast of Scotland. His reasons for doing this were to raise awareness and funds for Motor Neurone disease (MND) charities in memory of his wife Wendy, who died of the condition last month. He also wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday and in his typical inimitable style!!
Fundraising for these two worthwhile charities was undertaken by the children in their schools and colleges. Through selling sweets and holding a charity day of wearing red as well as a bake sale with collection buckets the children managed in total to raise a fantastic amount of £918.00. In addition to this the group also spent a “Dark Vigil” overnight at a cave in the Lake District in the depths of winter to raise awareness of research into Motor Neurone Disease.
As a reward for their hard work and endeavors AM Seafoods matched their funds raised. This enabled the group to be able to provide funds for two Shelter Boxes and a substantial donation to Motor Neurone Disease to support Sir Chris Bonington’s charity of choice.
Congratulations and very well done to the children of the Windmill Youth Group.
View Windmill Youth Group website
View Shelterbox website
View Motor Neurone Disease website