Life Education Wessex is a brilliant local charity which provides vital education to children in local schools. It teaches children in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, aged between 3 - 13 about health and food, and the risks associated with drinking alcohol, smoking and taking drugs in an age appropriate format. In April it launched a brand new fundraising initiative, 'Harold's Challenge'. I'm doing my bit to help this charity by giving them my time and expertise to promote the challenge as well as undertaking a challenge for them later this year.
On Thursday 15th, I worked with Life Education Wessex and invited a reporter from the Daily Echo (Bournemouth) along to a local school to sit in on an education session. It's featured in today's Daily Echo. It was a group of year six children (aged 10 & 11) who learned about how their bodies work, and cope with alcohol, tobacco and drugs (including both medicines and illegal drugs). It's amazing how much the children already know about their bodies and and how receptive they are to this education.
Press release for Muscliff Parents Association 7th June 2012
Pupils at Muscliff Primary now have more access to technology thanks to the fundraising efforts of the parents and the local community.
One family is going the extra mile at the Poole Festival of Running on 27th May. The Daly family is running in memory of Pat Daly who passed away suddenly of pneumonia at the age of just 39 last year.
3rd April 2012
£7,624 raised for life education34 teams battled it out at the Big Quiz, at AFC Bournemouth on Thursday 22nd March and raised an incredible £7,624 between them for Life Education Wessex. The winning team was Brian’s trust which scooped the prized trophy. In at a close second was LAPD and Damory Coaches took third place.
20th March 2012
Fine food and fancy dress for WaterAidWomen from Soroptimist International of Bournemouth got into the spirit of International Women’s Day on 8th March wearing international dress and enjoying dishes from around the globe that they each prepared and raised £215 for WaterAid.
7th March 2012
There’s still time to get your team together and join the BIG quiz night in support of local children on 22nd March at AFC Bournemouth, that’s the message from Life Education Wessex.
This is the fifth year for the successful BIG quiz and Nigel Hedges President of the Chamber of Trade and Commerce will once again be the quizmaster, so it’s guaranteed to be lots of fun!
Children at the school raised an amazing £2227.76 by taking part in a sponsored bounce last week. I went along to take photos and see them in action. They had such a lot of fun - they really put the fun into fundraising.