My Plumber Treks The Sahara

To raise money for Help a London Child

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This year, the ladies of My Plumber are teaming up with Capital Radio and Help a London Child to help raise money for disadvantaged children throughout the Capital.

Help a London Child (HALC) is a grant-giving charity that was founded by Lord Attenborough in 1975, and has since raised an excess of £20,000,000 that has been used to support grass root projects working with London's less advantaged children and young people.

Grants given by HALC aim to directly assist and give opportunities to London's children and young people who have experienced poverty and disadvantage; have/are experiencing abuse, neglect, homelessness, violence or crime; or have an illness or disability.

In addition to funding thousands of small grant projects, HALC is also supporting some large-scale programs, giving £50,000 per year to each of four recipients, including a Homeless centre for youths in St. Martin in the Fields.

So what part does My Plumber have to play? Angie, Kaiya and Alicia have committed themselves to raise a combined total of £7,750 for HALC, when they will leave the office and embark on a 100km trek across the Sahara Desert.

“We have several fundraising ideas and will be hosting a number of events over the next few months so keep an eye on this space!” says Angie.

“We also need your help! We need sponsors to help us reach our goal, and have set up a website through Justgiving to make donating as quick, easy and secure as possible. Also, if you are a UK taxpayer, Justgiving will automatically add 25% to the total in Gift Aid, as well as a 3% supplement.”

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February 21, 2009