– and a tremendous Teen!
Wow, what a guy! All of 16 and organising such an enormous event for charity! That alone gets my support – even if I am too chicken to jump – I think this is a cause certainly worth supporting! Actually, while we are speaking of taking part, if any of you get sponsorship form after reading this blog, I will pledge babysitting hours to match whatever you manage to raise. So, if you raise €200 I will give you 200 hours of free babysitting!
Ryan Crowley (16) from Schull Community College, West Cork, is the organiser of the event and he says “I heard about the work of The Hope Foundation and was inspired to do my part and organise something is a bit different from the norm, and that will attract lots of attention while at the same time raising lots of money and awareness for HOPE.”
The Hope Foundation does wonderful work in India where it helps rescue thousands of children from a fate of street life and slums of Kolkata (Calcutta) . The children are given a chance at a better quality of life, where they are offered education, primary healthcare, shelter, child protection and vocational training. The Hope Foundation was first established in 1999 to raise funds for a girls’ home and has now grown to work with 16 Indian NGO partners and has reached out to over 25,000 children through education alone and thousands more through primary healthcare.
So, if you want to get involved and extend the hand of help a child in the slums of Calcutta, simply request a sponsorship form from Ryan on 085-2712274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org –
All you have to do to be eligible for the breath defying 220ft jump is to raise €200 in sponsorship – that is as easy as getting 20 people to sponsor you just €10 each. (and don’t forget the free babysitting hours as well so you can relax and unwind in the weekends afterward)
The event is going to be held at the Ballydehob Community Field on Saturday 19th March and promises to be a great day out for everyone. For those “lizards” of us out there, there is the more cardiac-friendly thrill of zorbing to take part in. Zorbing is the closest you will ever get to knowing what it felt like for the hamster you accidentally kicked while it was in its exercise ball. There will also be plenty of music entertainment and other side attractions so be sure to mark it on your calendar!
There are still 14 days left – which leaves plenty of time to get those sponsorship forms and jump the rope for HOPE.