An article answering 2 topical questions in here : what are the family charity walks in London happening soon and children in need fundraising ideas.
Ever since early pregnancy days, our 2 lovely cheeky monkeys made us painfully aware how blessed and lucky we are. They may be naughty or special in certain respects, physically exhausting and tiring us regularly by not listening and constantly pushing boundaries, but we know well how lucky we are and what a duty we have to raise them aware of children in need or kids unwell.
The Hospice of Hope came in my life via friends in January 2017 and ever since I’ve aimed to be be an active Honorary Trustee. A leading charity in palliative care, the Hospice of Hope provides for much needed services in Eastern Europe, with a focus on Romania, Serbia and Moldova. Last year we were all very proud to complete Euro1.5m fundraising for Copaceni hospice, a lovely manor and gem of traditional Romanian architecture which hosts summer camps and regular palliative services. This year the clock is ticking on raising much needed funds for operating those premises and offering the mobile care in the main cities for kids and patients affected by cancer and many other conditions.
And ever since I’ve been involved, children in need fundraising ideas included a variety of events:
(i) local wine tasting organised at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London,
(ii) the annual Gala dinner and auction in May traditionally at the Gloucester Millennium hotel in Kensington;
(iii) ballet at Royal Opera House and tea with Romanian famous ballet dancer Alina Cojocaru,
to mention just a few!
This year for the first time, we are organising a family charity walk London: two routes in Richmond Park – one 10km for older children and one around 5km for younger children. Mark it in your diary, Saturday April 27th, 11am, get the kids and dogs ready, there will be outdoors fun and walking around for a great cause.
Palliative care tends not to have a happy ending but it is crucial to the kids and their families, offering them a dignified alternative to excruciating moments. And Hospice of Hope is truly making a difference in an area badly neglected and where there’s also quite a social stigma.
Make a difference with us on April 27th, we promise a fun trek and lots of encouragements, including Hospice of Hope mascot cat, Bagpuss to be in attendence. More details coming closer to the date, it is expected to be a voluntary ticketed event for the kiddies who are strongly encouraged to set up their fundraising pages and with adults paying £15 ticket. Matchfunding and sponsorships are also much appreciated!